Elections to State Bar Councils at all sensitive polling stations will now be under CCTV surveillance and video-recorded while anyone throwing luncheons etc will be debarred and the results of the polls will be published only after the Election Tribunal accords it a finality as the Supreme Court ordered that the resolution passed by the Bar Council of India will be given effect to.
A bench of Justice RK Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre said the same principle will apply for the elections of Chairman, Vice-Chairman, representative-Member and other posts of State Bar Councils/Bar Council of India.
The said posts will go to polls only after the BCI is satisfied with the fairness of the poll process.
As for the polls to Bar Council of Bihar, in view of the serious complaints regarding the fairness of the polls, five co-observers will assist in the poll process.
On Friday, the Supreme Court ordered that “The following Resolutions passed by the Bar Council of India shall be given effect to:
The court was hearing several petitions relating to bar council elections and disallowed detagging of the petitions.