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COVID19: Bar Council of Delhi Announces Financial Assistance For Advocates In Dire Need of Help

Karan Tripathi
27 March 2020 12:58 PM GMT
COVID19: Bar Council of Delhi Announces Financial Assistance For Advocates In Dire Need of Help
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In light of the nationwide lockdown, the Bar Council of Delhi has passed a resolution for providing financial assistance to the advocates who are in dire need of help due to the loss of work caused by the restricted functioning of the courts.

The Indigent and Disabled Committee of the Bar Council has decided to extend a grant of ₹5000 per advocate for genuine and bonafide cases.

It is also highlighted that if an advocate takes undue advantage of this scheme by false giving information, his action would be treated as professional misconduct by the Bar Council.

Only the advocates who are in dire need of assistance, who are unable to meet their day-to-day expenses or food or even medicines, and are practicing in Delhi NCR region, will be given the benefits of this financial assistance.

The said assistance will extend to:

  1. who is residing on rented accomodation and has to furnish rent agreement or his self attested affidavit in this regard.
  2. who is member of Bar Association of Supreme Court/High Court/District Courts/ Tribunals at Delhi uninterruptedly and
  3. advocates/applicants required to pass AIBE mandatorily must enclose/refer passing acknowledgement .

'We, the members of Bar Council of Delhi, are conscious of the extra ordinary situation created, whereby, everybody has been confined to his/her house and not allowed to go out for regular work and because of it they are having financial crises in family and in this situation, some extreme needy advocates in Delhi/NCR and their family members are not in a position to meet their daily requirements for food and medicine etc.', the resolution states.

The request for the said financial assistance has to be made to the Bar Council of Delhi in the following format by 2nd of April 2020.

The request in the following format, may be submitted on the Bar Council of Delhi through email till 2nd of April 2020.

Name of Advocate : - Photo (to attach)

Father's name :-

Enrollment Number: -

AIBE pass details:-

(If applicable)

Place of Practice (Court) :-

Residence address (Temporary): -

Residence address (Permanent) :-

Accommodation

(Rented/ Owned) :-

Details of Bank, Account no and IFSC code:-

Membership Number of Bar Association: -

Income details :

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