Herald: Nadkarni retainership: Aires serves notice on govt
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Nadkarni retainership: Aires serves notice on govt

31 Dec 2017 06:14am IST

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31 Dec 2017 06:14am IST

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Demands revocation of appointment within 48 hours; Threatens to the High Court

PANJIM: Advocate Aires Rodrigues on Saturday served legal notice on the Chief Secretary over government decision to appoint Additional Solicitor General of India, Atmaram Nadkarni, on retainership basis to appear for the State before the Supreme Court, National Green Tribunal, High Courts and other Tribunals.

Drawing the Chief Secretary’s attention to the ‘politically motivated’ move of the Goa Cabinet to appoint Nadkarni on a monthly retainership of Rs 7.5 lakh and Rs 3 lakh per hearing with four free flights a month to Goa, Rodrigues stated that Nadkarni could not be appointed on retainership by a State government as it would be incongruous to allow a law officer of the Union of India, who is being paid Rs 50,000 a month and Rs 20,000 per hearing to be on retainer for any other entity, including the State government.

Giving the State government 48 hours to revoke the decision, Rodrigues in his notice stated that he would otherwise be constrained in public interest to move the High Court of Bombay at Goa for appropriate orders.

Stating that public funds are to be used solely in public interest and that the government through its officers hold such funds in trust for the public, Rodrigues stated that it is incumbent on every government officer to ensure that such funds are used bonafide and to sub-serve only the public good; the government cannot squander public funds or award them by way of largesse to anyone.
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