The Pioneer, Jan 13, 2008
Pioneer News Service | Bhubaneswar
The State Government has decided to set up a family court in Bhubaneswar, one additional district civil judge court each at Champua in Keonjhar and Dhramagada in Kalahandi and a first class judicial magistrate court at Jharsuguda. A decision to this effect was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Law Minister Biswabhusan Harichandan at the State Secretariat on Monday.
In another significant decision, the State Government has also decided to increase the monthly allowances of all the Government advocates. The allowance of the standing council, Assistant Public Prosecutor (APP), and Advocate General would be enhanced. For the last eight years, the advocates are demanding enhancement of their fees and daily allowances. However, the State Government is yet to take a decision from when it would implement its decision.
As per the decision, the Advocate General would get a daily allowance of Rs 800 to Rs 1,600 and monthly allowances of Rs 10,000. The daily-allowances of the Government advocate would be increased to Rs 1,400 from Rs 700. They would get a monthly allowance of Rs 6,000.
The Additional Government advocate would get daily allowances of Rs 1,200 and get a monthly remuneration of Rs 5,000. The member of the Standing Council would get Rs 1,000 as daily allowances and a monthly remuneration of Rs 4,000. The Additional standing council member would get Rs 900 daily allowance and monthly allowances of Rs 4,000. The APP would get a daily allowance of Rs 400 and a monthly remuneration of Rs 2,000.The Association Lawyer will get a daily allowance of Rs 300 and a monthly allowance of Rs 2,500.