SRINAGAR, JAN 01 : Minister for Law and Justice Abdul Haq on Monday sanctioned an amount of Rs 2.47 crore for construction of additional accommodation for Advocate General’s Office at Jammu wing of JK High Court.
Responding to the grievances highlighted by several law officers during a review meeting on Sunday, Minister personally visited the high court on Monday to take stock of the accommodation facilities being provided to the government advocates, Law officers and other officials of the AGs Office.
He was accompanied by Advocate General Jehangir Iqbal Ganai, Secretary Law, Abdul Majid Bhat, Additional Secretary Law Achal Sethi, Director Litigations, Additional Advocate Generals and senior officers of the department.
The minister visited the chambers of various Additional Advocate Generals, Government Advocates, Law Officers, library and record rooms and interacted with the ministerial staff who informed the minister about various issues.
Law minister said he has already sanctioned a project for construction of additional accommodation at an estimated cost of Rs 2.47 crore and directed the officials to start work on the construction of additional accommodation within this week and also directed to release an amount of Rs 1 crore immediately.
“Law officials had complained about the accommodation constraints in review meeting on Sunday and hence i personally visited the spot and found the grievances genuine,” he said and assured that all the genuine demands will be fulfilled at earliest.
The minister later held a meeting with ministerial staff of the Advocate General’s office and Directorate of Litigations including Record Keepers, Stenographers and reviewed their working. Minister said the government will always work for the benefit of its employees. While stressing on the officials to work with dedication, he said government will not allow their stagnation and instead is working to facilitate avenues for their career progression. He said he has already directed to conduct DPCs and recently as many as 125 employees were promoted.
Law Minister said while the government is providing facilities to the employees, simultaneously it expects its employees to work diligently to produce positive results. He said government will make every employee accountable and will regularly monitor the performance of its staff and those not willing to work or show poor performance, will be shown doors.
Later the minister also interacted with the members of Bar Association Jammu lead by Bar President BS Salathia. The members discussed various issues of public interest and also regarding the improvement of facilities being provided to them by the government. The minister assured every possible support to the bar for the welfare of the state.