Parl panel slams Law Ministry for delay in publishing rules
New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel has slammed
the Law Ministry for its delay in publishing amendments
relating to service rules of law officers in the Gazette
Extraordinary and said it showed the ministry`s "lackadaisical
The Parliamentary Committee on Subordinate Legislation
said while the Law Officers (Conditions of Service) Amendment
Rules, 2008 were sent for publication on July 18, 2008, they
were actually published on August one, 2008.
Objecting to the delay of 13 days in publishing the rules
in the Gazette Extraordinary, the report said, "The Gazette
Extraordinary being a time bound publication used for
publication of urgent material, must be printed and made
available on the appointed day," the report said.
The Committee said despite its repeated recommendations,
the Law Ministry failed to put a footnote that `no one will be
adversely affected as a result of retrospective effect being
given in the amendment`.
The report wondered what "prohibited" the Law Ministry to
add the footnote despite repeated recommendations by the
committee to this effect.
"This clearly shows the Ministry`s lackadaisical attitude
in implementing the recommendations of the committee," the
The committee, headed by P Karunakaran, tabled its report
in the Lok Sabha today.
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