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Budget outlay for lawyers' welfare sought

IANS  |  New Delhi 

City lawyers on Tuesday participated in a protest march from the to demanding budgetary allocations for advocates' welfare schemes.

Around 35,000 lawyers participated in the march, the of (BCI) said.

BCI said they are demanding Rs 5,000 crore budgetary allocation for lawyers and litigants welfare in the annual budget.

Office-bearers of the BCI, the of Delhi, the and the High Court Bar Association participated in the march.

A delegation of bar met Law who assured them to find out the ways and means for welfare measures for advocates. But the expressed his inability to grant any corpus fund from the

According to the 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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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 22:48 IST
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