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Gujarat High Court issued notices to the Bar Council of India and Bar Council of Gujarat for depriving Law Graduate the opportunity of taking AIBE Examination [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 18 Dec 2020 9:55pm

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The Gujarat High Court on 15th December 2020 issued notice to Bar Council of India and the Bar Council of Gujarat on a petition filed by a law graduate. 

The petition was filed by a law graduate as application for enrolment with the Bar Council of Gujarat has been kept pending for over a year, thereby depriving her from the opportunity of appearing in the All India Bar Examination.

A Single Bench of Justice S H Vora has issued notices to the Bar Council of India and the Bar Council of Gujarat, returnable on December 21, 2020.

The petition has been filed by one Shivi Ravi Agrawal, stating that Bar Council of India on 28.01.2017 passed the resolution whereas, the State Bar Council was required to enroll her provisionally, maximum within 20 days. 

As per the said resolution of Bar Council of India, verification regarding the degree of candidate has to be done by all the State Bar Councils with the concerned University within 15 days, and if there is no reply from the University within 20 days, the candidate has to be enrolled on provisionally basis.

Thus, it is claimed that the action of the Bar Council of Gujarat in keeping her application pending for a year and a half, from 29.06.2019, is absolutely illegal, and arbitrary. 

The Petitioner has further averred that initially, she was issued with an enrolment intimation letter by the Bar Council of Gujarat on 15.10.2010. 

As per intimation letter she had submitted her candidature for appearing in the upcoming AIBE. However, to… Continue Reading...


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