GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Law and Justice
DEPARTMENT OF LEGAL AFFAIRS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.702
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.11.2011
Shortage of Public Prosecutors and Government Lawyers
702. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of LAW AND JUSTICE be pleased to state:-
(a) Whether there is a severe shortage of public prosecutors and Government lawyers at the Centre and in almost all the States;
(b) If so the details thereof, State-wise;
(c) The reasons for such shortage; and
(d) The remedial measures Government proposes to take to address this shortage?
MINISTER OF LAW AND JUSTICE
(SHRJ SALMAN KHURSHID)
(a) to (d): Public Prosecutors are appointed by the concerned State Governments as well by the Central Government under Criminal Procedure Code 1973 and / or under relevant provisions of special statutes.
As regards shortage of public prosecutors and Government Lawyers, there does not appear to be any shortage of Public Prosecutors and Government Lawyers before various Courts for conducting prosecution/Litigation on behalf of Central Government.