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By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: The pay scales of prosecution officers working under the directorate of prosecution, Delhi government, are to be raised as per decided by the Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday, in a meeting chaired by chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Arvind _kejriwal_at_AAP_meeting_240“The cabinet took note of the fact that the job of prosecutors in Delhi is very taxing, given the complex nature of court cases in the capital, and therefore the proposal for increase in pay hike is justified,” said a senior official.

The meeting also approved the law department’s proposal to increase the posts of government standing counsels in the high court and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) to ensure that the government is effectively and adequately represented.

“It has been decided to create the post of senior standing counsel (civil) in the Delhi High Court. One additional post of standing counsel (civil) will be created in the high court. The number of additional standing counsels (civil) will be increased from seven to 15. Four new posts of additional attending counsels in the NGT will be created,” said the official.

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Delhi HC Dismisses Plea Seeking Direction to Media to Use Word ‘Martyr’

Abhishek Chaudhary urged the court to direct the media to use the word "martyr" as "brave soldiers are never killed."

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Delhi High Court. Image source: Flickr

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking direction to the media to use the word “martyr” in place of killed and died for soldiers.

The bench comprising Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao also slammed the petitioner and advocate Abhishek Choudhury for filing the frivolous application on the same ground which was already disposed off by another bench in October 2016.

Pulwama, Kashmir, Delhi HC
The plea was filed after 40 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. newsx.com

Choudhury has filed the plea seeking direction to the press and electronic media to use “respectful words on the martyrdom of soldiers”.

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He urged the court to direct the media to use the word “martyr” as “brave soldiers are never killed.”

The plea was filed after 40 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. (IANS)