Rajasthan law department’s U-turn causes confusion over advocate general (AG) appointment
MS Singhvi's junior Sitanshu Sharma will handle pending cases before the High Court that were previously handled by Singhavi.
JAIPUR: The post of advocate general in Rajasthan has been vacant since MS Singhavi’s resignation. The state law department issued an order on Tuesday giving AAG Rajesh Maharshi the additional charge of the AG office but withdrew the order in a few hours.
Instead, MS Singhvi’s junior Sitanshu Sharma will handle pending cases before the High Court that were previously handled by Singhavi.
Despite being in power for one and a half months, the BJP-led government has not appointed a new AG or AAGs to represent them in court.
The High Court has taken notice of this delay and directed the law secretary to explain on January 24 why these appointments have not been made yet.
This decision came after Justice Samir Jain heard a petition regarding seniority among engineers in the UDS department and noted that the government’s failure to appoint an AG was affecting cases involving them as a party.