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SRINAGAR: Governor N. N Vohra on Wednesday appointed Senior Advocate D C Raina as the Advocate General of Jammu and Kashmir.
“In exercise of the powers conferred under Section 42 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir and in supersession of notification SRO 180 dated June 3, 2016, the Governor is pleased to appoint D C Raina, Senior Advocate as Advocate General for the State”, said an order by Department of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs.
Raina has held the same post in 2016 when Governor’s rule was imposed in the State following the demise of then chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed and subsequent stalemate between the PDP and BJP over government formation.
The Governor also accorded sanction to the acceptance of resignation of Jehangir Iqbal Ganaie, who was serving as the Advocate General during the PDP-BJP coalition government in the State.
Advocate D.C Raina started practice in 1975 and remained Standing Counsel of J&K Public Service Commission and Board of Profession Entrance Examination (BOPEE).
He became senior counsel in 2003 and was the member of various committees constituted by J&K High Court. He was appointed Advocate General on September 22, 2008 and again on February 16, 2016. He continued to remain Advocate General till June 2016 on the behest of popular government. Besides, he is also working as legal consultant for Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) and Central University of Jammu (CUJ). Raina is also the member of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB).
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