The Supreme Court has decided not to hold Advocate on Record exam 2020 in view of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Advocate on Record Exam 2020 is now likely to be held in June 2021.
The decision of scrapping Advocate on Record Exam 2020 was arrived at after taking into account the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi.
‘Advocate on Record’ is an advocate who has cleared the AOR exam and is entitled under the Order IV of the Supreme Court Rules, 2013, framed under Article 145 of the Constitution to act, as well as to plead for a party in the Supreme Court of India.
For appointment of Advocates On Record Supreme court of India has issued rule 2, 4 and 6 of Supreme Court Rules 1966.
As per the rules also, no advocate other than an advocate on record shall be entitled to file an appearance or act for any party in the Supreme Court of India. No advocate other than an advocate on record can appear and plead in any matter unless he is instructed by an advocate on record.
An advocate can be registered as an advocate on record if he qualifies the requirements as laid down by the Supreme Court in the Supreme Court of India Rules, 1966.