BCI to postpone All-India Bar Examination because of coronavirus


New Delhi, July 30

The Bar Council of India has resolved to postpone the All-India Bar Examination (AIBE) scheduled for August 16 as a result of rising numbers of COVID-19 sufferers throughout the nation and frequent lockdowns to include its unfold.

The BCI, which is the regulator of authorized training within the nation, has additionally resolved to increase the date for receipt of functions from candidates until August 31.

Besides, the apex bar physique has been authorised by the bar leaders throughout the nation to symbolize legal professionals earlier than the Supreme Court in a writ petition towards the Union of India looking for monetary help and a comfortable mortgage of Rs three lakh every to needy legal professionals.

The AIBE is a national-level examination meant to check a possible advocate who aspires to follow regulation. The resolution was taken in a decision adopted on July 29.

“Keeping in view the present pandemic (COVID-19) situation and frequent lockdown, an increasing number of corona patients daily, the council has resolved to postpone the All-India Bar Examination to be held on August 16 and it has further resolved to extend the date of receipt of applications from candidates till August 31 (for the present),” the decision mentioned.

In a digital assembly between the BCI and all state bar councils’ representatives and High Court Bar Associations, it was determined that the apex bar physique will symbolize the legal professionals earlier than the Supreme Court in a writ petition in towards the Union of India looking for monetary help and a comfortable mortgage of Rs three lakh every to needy legal professionals.

The BCI has mentioned an enormous majority of legal professionals had been pressured to stay in a depressing situation because of persevering with suspension of bodily courtroom functioning, resulting in lack of incomes and draining out their monetary assets.

A bench headed by the Chief Justice SA Bobde on July 22 issued discover to the Centre on the petition, the council mentioned.

“It was unanimously resolved separately in both joint meetings of the Bar Council of India with all State Bar Councils and with High Court Bar Associations respectively, that since the aim and object of the BCI and the State Bar Councils and the High Court Bar Associations are/is one and the same, i.e. to procure financial assistance and help the needy advocates, all State Bar Councils and the participating High Court Bar Associations would authorise BCI to represent themselves before the apex court,” BCI’s chairperson Manan Kumar Mishra mentioned. PTI



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