Justice SM Subramaniam, a sitting judge of Madras High court contributed an amount of 2.5 lakhs, in order to extend financial aid to the needy and financially weak advocates, during the present standstill COVID-19 situation.
The bar Council of Tamil Nadu has published a list of contributors to fund for the financial aid of needy advocates, and Justice SM Subramaniam is a lead contributor. He has also contributed his one-month salary to the employees of Unorganized sector who may have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Senior Advocate, Rajya Sabha MP and convener of legal aid clinic, Neethi Karangal, P Wilson have contributed Rs 1.5 lakhs for the cause, whereas Bar Council Chairman PS Amalraj has extended Rs 1 lakh.
Co-Chairman of the Bar Council of India, Senior Advocate S Prabakaran has also contributed Rs 1 lakh, as have Senior Advocates R Viduthalai (Member of the State Bar Council) and Veera Kathiravan; and Advocates D Saravanan, J Priscilla Pandian, R Ayyavoo and RC Paul Kanakaraj, all members of the State Bar Council.
In this regard, the list of the applicants, with their particulars (Name, Enrolment Number, Phone Number) are required to be forwarded to the Bar Council through e-mail viz., [email protected] immediately after the receipt of the applications on or before April 20.
It was cautioned , if on enquiry, it is found that any applicant has furnished false particulars to avail the benefits, the Bar Council will initiate disciplinary action against such person under Section 35 of the Advocates Act, 1961, in addition to recovery of the amount with penalty as determined by the Council.
See the list of contributors here