The government has appointed 70 deputy attorneys general (DAGs) to represent the state.
A law ministry media statement on Sunday (Jul 21), said that 31 appointments are brand new, while 32 have been re-appointed and seven assistant attorney generals (AAGs) have been promoted to the DAGs.
Previously on Jul 7, a total of 105 AAGs were appointed by the government.
The appointment of new AAGs came after Attorney General Mahbubey Alam on Jun 27, called on the deputy and assistant attorneys general, who were appointed before 2017, to tender their resignations.
The attorney general called on all 33 deputy attorney generals and 54 assistant attorney generals –appointed to their posts before 2017 –to submit their resignation within 4pm on Jun 27.
The government appoints deputy attorneys general and assistant attorneys general with the approval of the president to represent the state in cases conducted before the Appellate Division and the High Court Division of the Supreme Court.