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Posted On : 16 Mar, 2017  Source : PTI  Place : New Delhi 
Memo against Mehra's appointment before LG: HC told
The memorandum against the appointment of Rahul Mehra as senior standing counsel for the city government is being considered by the Lieutenant Governor (LG), the Delhi High Court was told today.

"The file pertaining to the issue raised in the petition is pending for consideration before the LG, who will take his decision soon," Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva was informed.

The counsel for the LG office also informed the court that after the judgement of the high court making it clear that the LG is the administrative head of the Union Territory of Delhi, the file seeking approval of the city government's decision to appoint Mehra as senior standing counsel (civil) is being examined by LG Anil Baijal.

The LG office response came in the backdrop of the plea by advocate Chetan Dutt, who sought setting aside and quashing of the appointment of Mehra from the post.

The plea has termed the appointment as "illegal" on the ground that the post of senior standing counsel "doesn't exist in the eyes of the law".