The Bar Council of Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim has formulated a scheme to provide financial assistance to lawyers in view of the total lockdown imposed throughout the country on account of COVID-19.
The scheme was formulated in a meeting held on April 23 that during the lockdown all advocates may not have the social security to get by.
It was noted that, “They are professionals and not salaried employees. Most of the Advocates are not financially sound and they are maintaining their livelihood by means of daily earnings.”
Under the scheme, a lawyer enrolled with the Bar Council, who is in need of financial assistance, may be provided with the same should be eligible with the following:
- he is in active practice;
- he does not have any other source of income and;
- his total savings do not exceed Rs. 30,000 as on March 15, 2020.
- The applications have to be submitted in the prescribed format, which is available on the website of the Bar Council.
The applications shall be sent to the Chairman of the Council either by way of e-mail on “[email protected]” or in person or by speed post/ registered post/courier on or before May 7, 2020.
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