The Madras High Court today issued a notice to the state government on a PIL seeking to quash of a notification on appointment of law officers to the court and its Bench at Madurai. The government leader M K Subramanian sought time to file counter to the PIL by VCK leader Thol Thirumavalavan when it came up before a division bench, comprising Justice M Sathyanarayanan and Justice M Sundar. After issuing a notice to the government pleader, the bench adjourned the matter to August 7. The petitioner’s Counsel M.Palanimuthu submitted that the government had framed “new extraordinary impugned rules”– Notification No.119 dated April 29, 2017, and a subsequent government order of similar date for appointment of law officers for the Madras High Court and its bench at Madurai. It was published in the state government gazette, he said and submitted that there was no mention of the selection method.