Speaking in the presence of former chief justices and Supreme Court judges, many of whom also spoke on the occasion, Mehta emphasised that the job of government pleader involved taking “even unpleasant steps” in the “interest of justice and public interest.”
Announcing the launch at a ceremony to award the best teachers of the state on the occasion of Teachers’ Day, Rupani called for an “environment of trust” to implement the new system of attendance. Far from backing down in the face of protests against the facial-recognition system of attendance, the chief minister said it would be employed in all government departments soon.
Addressing the teachers, Rupani said, “The teachers have a huge role in the uplift of a society and country. Only two people can be credited for having maximum impact on a human being — one is the mother and the other is the teacher.”