Bar Council of Delhi writes to PM, seeks Rs 500-crore help

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 11

As numerous attorneys stay workless as a consequence of COVID-19 pandemic, Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) has written to the Prime Minister looking for monetary aid for Bar members hit by monetary issues as a result of unprecedented well being disaster.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, BCD chairman KC Mittal mentioned the situation of advocates was worsening day-to-day and to mitigate their persevering with hardship, the BCD wanted Rs 500-crore monetary aid.

The BCD has already disbursed Rs eight crore to needy attorneys and way more was required to be completed in an effort to give them succour, mentioned Mittal.

He sought launch of funds from the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) in addition to the Contingency Funds created below Article 267 of the Indian Constitution.

The letter sought to focus on the truth that the lockdown from March 25 to June 30 gave a grievous jolt to the incomes of hundreds of advocates as a consequence of closure of courts.

“It needs hardly to be emphasised that the legal community in Delhi/NCR is facing severe financial crisis and the situation demands urgent intervention by the Government by providing necessary funds…,” learn the letter.

As per out there data, the PM CARES Fund has in its corpus a sum of Rs 9,677.9 crore to take care of disasters, emergencies, and conditions of misery, it mentioned, including contingency funds have categorically been created to fulfill “unforeseen disastrous situations” like the current one.

“In such an emergent and disastrous state of affairs, the residents can’t be left excessive and dry,” it added.


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