Appointment of Notary Public
Government has said that 4,931 lawyers have applied to get appointed as Notary Public at different places during the period from 1st January, 2010 to till date. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice, said that the memorials of the lawyers received upto 31.12.2010 were examined and the lawyers whose memorials have been found in order were interviewed. 1,001 lawyers have been selected out of which, 153 have been appointed Notary Public. The House was informed that appointment letters have already been issued to the selected lawyers except those belonging to the States of Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Shri Khurshid said that no time limit can be indicated for issuance of appointment letters. However, steps are being taken to issue appointment letters expeditiously.