Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has
transferred Principal Secretary, Law, and legal advisor, K K
Sharma, official sources said here.
Sharma has been transferred to Agra as District Judge in
place of Zaki Ahmad Khan, who has been posted as the new
Principal Secretary, Law and legal advisor, they said.
Before being appointed as the principal secretary, Sharma
was District Judge in Barabanki.
The Allahabad High Court, while ordering a CBI inquiry
into high security number plates on Tuesday last, had made
some strong observations regarding members of the judiciary
working in the government on deputation.
"Things become worse, when members of judiciary working
in the government on deputation or otherwise, as advisor or
Legal Remembrancer, come in toe with bureaucrats and
politicians and refrain themselves from giving firm and
correct advice for extraneous reasons," the bench observed.
"Time has come when members of subordinate judiciary
working in the Office of Legal Remembrancer as advisor or
other places, must be imparted training to be firm while
tendering advice to the government. Otherwise, message will go
to the people that all are `hand in glove` while perpetuating
corruption in the system of governance," it said.
The bench said High Court or Chief Justice should find
some means to regulate the conduct of its officers working in
government as advisors.