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SC takes up cause of lawyers Facing Financial Difficulties in this Covid-19 Pandemic

Team SoOLEGAL 23 Jul 2020 5:09pm

SC takes up cause of lawyers Facing Financial Difficulties in this Covid-19 Pandemic

On July 22, 2020 Supreme Court of India had taken up a Suo Motu cognizance filed by the Bar Council of India regarding financial difficulties facing by the advocates in this lockdown situations. The plea which was filed by Bar Council of India is asking for direction to issue financial assistance which also should include disbursement of short term loans to those advocates who are facing financial problems in this Covid-19 pandemic.

Chief Justice S.A. Bobde who was hearing the plea,was of the view that most of the people in this world are facing difficulties in meeting their daily needs. Covid-19 pandemic has created a serious issue on lives of citizens especially on advocates.

The bench also observed that the advocates should earn income only from its profession and not from any other means to support their livelihood. But due to closure of courts the income of the advocates is being restricted which is affecting livelihood of the advocates.

The Court observed, however, that it is not correct to disregard the livelihoods of lawyers and informed all bar associations across India as to why a fund for the relief of well-deserved and deserving advocates is not formed and to accept contributions from their own members or other appropriate sources.

According to the Bar Council of India no scheme is available to provide financial assistance to needy advocates and according to the report of BCI there are approximately 25-30 percent of the advocates would be needed financial help.

The Court had issued notice to the Central Government, Registrar General of each High Court, each High Court Bar Associations, Bar Council of India and State Bar Council.



Tagged: Supreme Court   Suo Motu   Bar Council of India   Covid-19   pandemic   Chief Justice S.A. Bobde   Central Government   High Court Bar Associations   State Bar Council  
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Anil bhoria   24 Jul 2020 6:15pm
Lawyers are facing financial problems in this epidemic.so need support.....
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Anil bhoria   24 Jul 2020 6:15pm
Lawyers are facing financial problems in this epidemic.so need support .
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p.k.panigrahy   24 Jul 2020 6:04pm
Advocate's are suffering a lot due to Lockdown.we need support.
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p.k.panigrahy   24 Jul 2020 6:04pm
Advocate's are suffering a lot due to Lockdown.we need support.
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p.k.panigrahy   24 Jul 2020 6:03pm
Advocate's are suffering a lot due to Lockdown.we need support.
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