The Bar Council of India, would like to make a fervent and urgent request to your good selves to kindly make a provision for providing a minimum subsistence allowance of Rs.20,000/- p.m. (Rupees Twenty Thousand Only) for young and/or not financially well off Advocates/needy Advocates, who are staying and practicing in the country (being enrolled with the State Bar Councils) from Centre Funds and/or State Government Funds and/or jointly by either providing for the same directly or through Advocate Welfare Fund of the respective State Bar Council/s.
The entire world and entire country is passing through the most difficult time which we have ever witnessed in our life time owing to the menace of Corona Virus.
All Professions except those providing service in essential service sectors have virtually gone into a lock down mode (and that is advisable too), as the only way to stop the further outbreak and spread is by way of social distancing and isolation. However, Advocates and courts are still almost functioning albeit in a limited/restrictive mode where important matters are being heard with only Advocates of both sides, besides the Hon’ble Judge, being present to argue, as in most civil case clients and parties are not required to be present in court.
The Profession of Advocacy is a noble Profession and we are doing our bit in these trying times as appearing in courts and pleading on behalf of our clients help in keeping the legal and rightful social balance alive as human rights, title and interest and legal rights cannot be allowed to be violated even in such trying times. Our duty is nothing short of social duty, responsibility and service, which we are still discharging. Thus those of our Advocates fraternity, attending and pleading in courts are not free from being infected from/with the Virus inspite of best precautions.