The Bar Council of India (BCI) informed the Jharkhand High Court that it will provide 45 Lakhs to the Jharkhand State Bar Council (JSBC). So as to meet the basic requirements of lawyers facing difficulties during the lockdown.
Directions Given: Jharkhand High Court
The JSBC informed the High Court that it had allocated 50 Lakhs to meet out the difficulties faced during the lockdown. Thus the Division Bench has accordingly directed the Advocate Welfare Fund Trustee Committee of state. It directed to conduct a meeting to devise a suitable scheme for the amount disbursement.
Explicitly, the order has been passed in a batch of PILs, raising concerns over the agitated condition of lawyers. And whose daily earnings have been affected due to suspension of regular court work. Advocate General Rajiv Ranjan said he has informed the court that the state government has notified the Advocate Clerks Welfare Act, adding that its rules are to be framed.
Bar Council of India’s Stand
The Bar Council of India apprised the Court that it had decided to transfer Rs. 45 Lakh. This is done for the welfare of needy Advocates registered in the Jharkhand State Bar Council (JSBC). The main PIL was filed, seeking a direction upon the State Government to shell out a fund of Rs. 50 Crores. And forthwith to meet the financial aid to the practising Advocates and their registered Clerks.