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Gauhati HC advocates back Bar Council’s letter to PM on demands
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 GUWAHATI, Feb 12 - The Gauhati High Court Advocates Association (GHCAA) at an ‘extraordinary’ general meeting held today with its president Charan Deka in the chair, discussed and supported the letter sent by Bar Council of India Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra to the Prime Minister on January 22 incorporating a number of demands, said a GHCAA press release here.

The demands include setting up of chambers, adequate buildings or accommodation or sitting facilities with well-equipped libraries, e-libraries with internet facilities, toilets etc., for all bar associations of the country along with separate sitting and toilet facilities for lady advocates, budgetary allocation of Rs 5,000 crore for lawyers’ and litigants’ welfare in the annual budget of the Union government in order to implement insurance cover for the lawyers and their families (dependants), minimum monthly stipend of Rs 10,000 for needy new entrants at the Bar up to 5 years of the practice, financial protection to lawyers and their dependants in case of untimely death or incapacitation by reason of disease, accident, etc.

Other demands mentioned in the letter to the PM include framing of schemes to acquire lands at cheaper rates for the housing of advocates, amendments and necessary changes in the Legal Services Authority Act and proper amendment to all the Acts which provide for appointment of retired judges or judicial officers as presiding officers or members of different tribunals, commissions, forums or authorities so that competent advocates can also be appointed to these places, the press release added.

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