“Despite repeated orders on November 7 and December 9 last year, no steps at all have been taken to ensure that payment of fees of the prosecutors is affected. Rents, staff salaries, subscriptions, conveyance are such expenses which have to also be met,” it said.
“Anxiety about meeting these expenses, dissatisfaction and discontent amongst the prosecutors for non-payment of legitimate entitlement can seriously impede the assistance to courts on behalf of state. The inevitable casualty has to be the criminal justice system,” the order said.
The court was informed by the lawyers about the state of affairs while hearing a PIL relating to a children’s home.
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