The Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry informed today that the Chief Minister of the State has sanctioned a monthly stipend of Rs.3,000/- for a period of two years to the young Advocates who are practicing in the state.
"The timely help to the young Advocates will go to long way in ensuring that the standards of Advocates stays high and as a directive result, Tamilnadu will be able to produce great Advocates and eminent jurists in future.", the Bar Council Chairman PS Amalraj said. It had earlier submitted a memorandum before the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami urging him to grant monthly stipend of `5,000 per month to the newly enrolled junior lawyers,
The Council estimates that a minimum of 2000 young advocates will be benefited every year in this Scheme.
On behalf of the entire legal fraternity, The Bar Council of Tamilnadu and Puducherry wholeheartedly thank the Hon'ble Chief Minister and Hon'ble Law Minister of Tamilnadu for sanctioning the stipend to young Advocates and it will be remembered always by the legal fraternity at large, said the Chairman of the Council.
In 2018, the Government of Kerala had approved stipend for junior lawyers. Lawyers aged less than 30 and having less than three years of practise, with annual income less than Rs. 1 lakh are entitled to stipend. The stipend amount is Rs. 5,000 per month. Recently, the Kerala High Court pulled up the State Bar Council for "grave delay" in implementation of 2018 Government order.
Earlier this year, Bar Council of India had written a letter to Prime Minister and Chief Ministers of all States with a request to provide a minimum sum of Rs. 20,000/- per month as subsistence allowance to young lawyers, specifically those who are not financially well/needy in view of the lockdown imposed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
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