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HC stays state order on law officers’ salary cut

Punjab and Haryana High Court stayed the order of the Punjab government whereby it had reduced the pay scale of its DAGs.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: August 30, 2011 1:27:00 am

The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Monday stayed the order of the Punjab government whereby it had reduced the pay scale of its Deputy Advocate Generals (DAGs).

Aggrieved over the reduction in their emoluments,two DAGs,Sudeepti Sharma and Brijeshwar Singh Chahal,moved the High Court on Monday.

Hearing the case,Justice Surya Kant stayed the operation of the order dated August 8 passed by the Finance Department,Punjab,saying that till further orders the law officers will draw salaries according to the previous scale.

In their joint petition,the two DAGs took the ground that rather than increasing the emoluments as requested by the law officers,the Punjab government has reduced the scale from Rs 54,700 to Rs 46,000 per month. Moreover,the law officers alleged that the reduction has been done by the Punjab government without issuing any prior notice to the law officers.

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