VIJAYAWADA: Urging the government not to treat them different from Cadre Public Prosecutors, the Andhra Pradesh Public Prosecutors’ (Tenure) Welfare Association (APPPTWA) here on Saturday demanded hike in their salaries and implementation of casual leaves. They also demanded that funds and privileges being enjoyed by cadre public prosecutors be made applicable to them.
The Tenure Public Prosecutors are appointed under section 24(3) of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC). After seven years’ practice, they enter in subordinate courts in the district with a remuneration of Rs 12,000 to Rs 24,000.
Association general secretary Gaddam Rajeswara Rao told mediamen they were not even provided with the benefit of availing casual leaves and optional holidays, as in the case of regular government servants. The prosecutors were also being forced to attend the court work despite being ill.
The government recently provided laptops to the cadre public prosecutors, whereas we are not even provided with any funds for maintaining office, even for the law journals, certified copies and office expenditure is spent from our pockets only. “Despite working for about 12 hours a day, we are paid and treated differently from the cadre public prosecutors,” averred Association president Malleswara Rao.
Recently, the Association met finance minister Yanamala Rama Krishnudu who responded positively and ensured to implement their demands, he added.