A delegation of bar met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who assured them to find out the ways and means for welfare measures for advocates. But the minister expressed his inability to grant any corpus fund from the Union government.
According to the Bar Council of Delhi, "The protest was undertaken to press for various demands, as the government has done nothing for the legal fraternity despite the fact that advocates are pillars of the democratic fabric of the country."
The lawyers' demands include medical facility, insurance, housing schemes, financial assistance to young lawyers, pension schemes, not scrapping the BCI and the State Bar Council, amendment to the Legal Service Authority Act to enable lawyers discharge the functions under the Act and amendment to Acts for appointment of retired judges as presiding officers in various tribunals and commissions.
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