Parl panel slams Law Ministry for delay in publishing rules
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 21:47
  
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 attitude".

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 report said.

The committee, headed by P Karunakaran, tabled its report in the Lok Sabha today.

-PTI


First Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 21:47


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