The Legal Cell monitors the entire stages of the Court cases through Legal Case Monitoring System (LCMS) till the disposal. Further the Legal Cell is rendering legal opinion in all the legal matters referred by the Zonal Officers/Heads of Departments. The Deputy Commissioner (Education) monitors the Court Cases every day. The Court cases are reviewed by the Commissioner Twice in a month and the Government respondent cases are reviewed by the Secretary, Municipal Administration & Water Supply Department, once in a month. Moreover the Joint / Deputy Commissioners’ (North, Central and South) are also conducting the review meeting on the Pending court cases.
The Notices & Affidavits received from various Courts namely, Supreme Court, High Court, City Civil Court, Labour Court, Small Causes Court, Tamil Nadu Administrative Tribunal, Out-station Courts & Criminal Courts, Human Rights Commission etc., are being sent to the concerned Zonal Officers / Heads of Departments for offering Parawar Remarks.
After getting the Parawar Remarks from them, the same will be sent to the concerned Standing Counsels with a direction to prepare the Draft Counter Affidavits/ Written Statements. After the receipt of Draft Counter Affidavits / Written Statements from the Standing Counsels, it will be scrutinized and verified by the Senior Law Officer / Assistant Law Officers of the Legal Cell. After getting approval of the Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner/Regional Deputy Commissioner, the same will be sent back to the Standing Counsels for filing the Counter/ Written Statement before the Hon’ble Court.
As soon as the order copies are received from the Courts, they are communicated to the concerned Zonal Officers/Heads of Departments with a request to comply with the Court directions and they are reminded periodically. If any judgement is delivered against the interest of the Corporation, after getting the remarks of the concerned Heads of Departments/Zonal Officers. Corporation will prefer an appeal against the orders after getting approval of the Commissioner. Corporation engaged the Advocate General and Additional Advocate General for the sensitive cases. The affidavit copies and order copies are scanned and uploaded in the LCMS as and when received from the Hon’ble Court in order to download by the officials directly.