Ex ASG Bishwajit Bhattacharyya pens memoirs Says Central Agencys handling governments litigation shockingly callous

Former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) of India Bishwajit Bhattacharyya (appointed specifically to represent the Government in indirect taxation cases), released a book titled ‘My experience

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hrr

December 2, 2012 - 2:47pm

This sums up the transparency of MMS Govt. administered by Sonia Madame.

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Roshan

November 21, 2012 - 8:32am

its a fantastic book. Reformist in nature and also Emotional and touching at parts. straight from the heart.

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Opinionated

November 20, 2012 - 11:46pm

Now let us not blame the govt. for every thing. [Edited] .........The govt. has a right to not renew people who it considers below par. Most of the other ASGs were renewed. Further any one who has spent a few years at the bar knows how the govt work. SC has commented on the lapse on part of the govt in various matters. [Edited] ........... any how god bless him and best of luck in future endeavours. ....[Edited]

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Also experienced

November 20, 2012 - 9:38pm

I think what Mr. Bhattacharya has written about is a part of the system on which no one has dared to come out and speak on. My experience in the High Court in one of the State panels is similar. The State authorities are neither equipped and in many cases not inclined to defend/prosecute matters with zeal and interest. Perhaps the Courts could understand this unseen/unspoken issue in litigation involving the State. I believe there are many cases, which are lost by the State authorities not because the private party had a better case but because of negligence/laches, sometimes intentional. It is important to remember that theoretically, State interest is public interest and when the State fails in a litigation, public interest suffers. Perhaps this fact may be brought to the notice of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in an appropriate case since this issue has an important bearing on pendency of litigation in the constitutional courts as well as on resources of the State.

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Arjit Singh

November 20, 2012 - 5:10pm

Marking of cases to ASGs is a big issue. Everywhere there is so much politics.

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