The Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to the Secretary, Uttar Pradesh Bar Council, Prayagraj to show cause as to how Advocate Band, Gavel, and Emblem of justice are being used by Advocates on the folio (application) to obtain a certified copy of orders.
The bench of Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani and Justice Jayant Banerji took exception to this practice while hearing an appeal filed under Section 37 of the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 preferred by one Shabnam Zaheer (Appellant).
Essentially, when the Court was perusing the case record, Pranjal Mehrotra, the counsel appearing for respondent no.2 attracted court's attention to the fact that the folio for applying a certified copy of the impugned order passed by the District Judge, Ghaziabad contained the photo of Advocate Band, Gavel, Emblem of justice.
Taking into account the same, the Court further noted that in the folio, the name of Sanjay K. Singh, Advocate, Enrollment No. Kar3029/01, UP-4173/17, Chamber No.1115, Civil Court, Raj Nagar, District Ghaziabad was also mentioned.
Consequently, taking an exception to this, the Court issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council, Prayagrag which was accepted by Advocate Amit Singh, and further, it requested a senior Advocate and an eminent member of Uttar Pradesh Bar Council, Amrendera Nath Singh, to assist the Court on the aforesaid issue.
Lastly, the Court directed that a notice be issued to the Secretary, Uttar Pradesh Bar Council, Prayagraj to show cause as to how the aforesaid Advocate Band, Gavel, and Emblem of justice are used by Advocates on the folio to obtain a certified copy of orders.
With this, the matter has now been put up as a fresh case before the appropriate bench on August 16, 2022, at 10:00 A.M.
Case title - Shabnam Zaheer v. Union Of India And Another [Appeal Under Section 37 Of Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 DEFECTIVE No. - 44 of 2022]