The Bar Council of India has issued a circular notifying all State Bar Councils to ask for submission of Declaration forms from the advocates enrolled after July 2010.The notification entails submission of necessary information in a prescribed format required for preparation of electoral rolls for elections to the State Bar Councils and also to update the existing ones.
The State Bar Councils are advised to take up the matter with prompt attention and circulate the format to all Bar Associations. The Declaration form is to be received in the office of the State Bar Council on or before 30th October 2016. For ready access, advocates can download the format from HERE and submit the same directly to the State Bar Council or to their respective Bar Associations without any processing fee whatsoever.
It is also clarified that those advocates enrolled after July, 2010, who have filled up the verification Rules of 2015, are also required to fill the new declaration form for giving information as to whether they have passed the All India Bar Examination
The notification issued by Joint Secretary Ashok K Pandey states that the said decision is also expected to help in identifying the non-practising advocates who have taken up other vocations after getting enrolled.
Read the Notification and Download the form here.