A day after Jammu and Kashmir ceased to be a state, Lt Governor Girish Chandra Murmu Friday appointed Senior advocate D C Raina as the first the Advocate General of the Union Territory.
Raina, who was earlier the advocate general of the erstwhile J&K state, will be paid a monthly remuneration of Rs 1 lakh and will be provided with furnished government accommodations both at Jammu and in Srinagar. In case, he chooses to stay in his own house, the government will provide him Rs 12,000 as house rent allowance per month.
He was appointed under sub-section 1 of Section 79 of the Reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir Act 2019.
Apart from medical reimbursement and TA claims as admissible to a sitting high court judge, Raina will be provided a government vehicle for official purposes within and outside the city limits and the necessary security from the Home department.
Raina will also be paid a counsel fee of Rs 50,000 per effective hearing and Rs 5,000 per non-effective hearing for appearance in cases before Supreme Court, Delhi HC and other courts and tribunals outside the Union Territory. He will also be paid Rs 50,000 per conference of cases before the Supreme Court and Delhi HC.
For effective and non-effective hearings for arbitration matters within the UT, he will be paid Rs 10,000 and Rs 3,000 per case respectively. However, this counsel fee in arbitration matters outside the UT will be Rs 25,000 per effective hearing and Rs 5,000 per non-effective hearing.
Among other things, he will also be paid Rs 1,000 per day for compulsory waiting in Delhi during the hearing of cases before the Supreme Court or Delhi HC, besides Rs 4,000 and Rs 5,000 as incidental expenses from concerned department per case which is pending before the high court and supreme court respectively.
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