A notice on
the writ petition filed by Advocate on Record (AOR) Vishnu Shankar Jain
challenging the constitutionality of Rule 7B of the Supreme Court
Lawyers Chambers. (Allotment and Occupancy) Rules, was issued by the Supreme court bench of Justices A. K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan on Friday. The Rule, provides that if the children or spouse of the advocate, having a chamber in the Supreme Court,are practicing, then upon death such advocate it shall be allotted to them. According to petisioner this rule is violative of Article 14 as it confers a privilege on the basis of descent of a person. Referring to the notification dated October 31, 2017 specifying the criteria for the allotment of chambers, court refused to grant a stay, and stated that they will decide the matter finally .