Chandigarh, June 17, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Punjab Advocate General Atul Nanda’s wife Rameeza Hakeem has resigned as Additional Advocate General citing ‘personal reasons.’
It has been learnt that she had submitted her resignation on June 1st which has been accepted by the government now.
It may be recalled that Rameeza Hakim had earlier, in August 2020, resigned as Additional Advocate General citing ‘personal reasons.’ However, Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh had then rejected her resignation.
At that time it was reported that she had in a message to her colleagues said, “Being a part of TAG (Team Advocate General) and working with all of you, under the stellar leadership of the AG Punjab, for the last three years has been and always will be one of the most cherished chapters of my professional life. It enabled me to participate in complex litigation, research new areas of jurisprudence and of course interact with all of you. However, given present circumstances and for personal reasons, I find myself unable to continue to be of service to the government of Punjab. I have hence tendered my resignation as Additional Advocate-General with a wish to return to private practice.”Since I may not be able to meet with all of you.
On August 2, 2020 Raveen Thukral, the Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister had informed through a tweet regarding the rejection of the resignation of Addl Adovcate General.
His tweet read, “Urge all to stop speculating on resignation of Addl AG Punjab Rameeza Hakeem. Facts are @CsPunjab had received her resignation late last night & has been asked by CM @capt_amarinder to “reject the same as govt can’t let go an advocate of such exceptional caliber & competence.”
Vini Mahajan, the Chief Secretary of Punjab, acting on the directive of the Chief Minister, had then rejected the resignation of Rameeza Hakeem.