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Delhi HC directs the Delhi Government to negotiate with insurance companies for issuing medi-claim policies to Delhi-based advocates under the Chief Minister Advocates'' Welfare Scheme

Lawstreet Journal 17 Aug 2020 11:06pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Executive Delhi HC directs the Delhi Government to negotiate with insurance companies for issuing medi-claim policies to Delhi-based advocates under the Chief Minister Advocates'' Welfare Scheme

On August 13, 2020, the Delhi High Court said timely issuance of insurance policies is extremely important, especially for members of the legal fraternity, in times of COVID-19 pandemic. The high court made the observation on being informed that all the bids received by various insurance companies for issuing group medi-claim and life insurance policies for advocates have been rejected.

Justice Prathiba M Singh directed a Technical Evaluation Committee under the Delhi Government to hold negotiations with three companies, The New India Assurance, Oriental Insurance, and National Insurance, for the purposes of issuing group medi-claim policies for Delhi advocates under the CM Advocates' Welfare Scheme. For issuing life insurance, the high court directed the committee to hold a meeting with Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and finalize the terms of the policies, and then it will issue policies to Delhi-based lawyers till the age of 74 years.

The order was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh in the petition filed by Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) concerning the implementation of the CM Advocates' Welfare Scheme.

The Delhi High Court directed the Delhi Government to take all steps required for the immediate procurement of insurance policies for the advocates whose names have been verified by the Bar Council of Delhi under the ‘CM Advocates Welfare Scheme’.

The high court was hearing a petition by the BCD, filed through Senior Advocate Kailash Vasdev and BCD Chairman KC Mittal, concerning the implementation of the CM Advocates' Welfare Scheme.

Delhi Government was represented by Senior Advocate Rajiv Nayar and Additional Standing Counsel Stayakam.

The Order asked the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD)… Continue Reading...


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