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Needy advocates get over Rs71-lakh aid

Ramkrishan Upadhyay

Press Reporter news service

Chandigarh, April 23

The Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana has come to the rescue of these advocates going through monetary disaster because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minderjeet Yadav, chairman of the Bar Council, mentioned Rs 71,30,000 had been disbursed to the needy advocates in Haryana, and the advocates of Punjab and Chandigarh would additionally get monetary help quickly.

Yadav mentioned the Bar Council had taken up the problem of offering monetary help to the needy advocates with the governments of Punjab and Haryana and the Chandigarh Administration.

He mentioned the Covid-19 pandemic had brought about immense misery to the advocates of the area.

Yadav mentioned because of the uncommon circumstances arising out of Covid-19, many of the legal professionals, their clerical employees, stenos and typists had been distressed with no common supply of revenue.

Younger legal professionals don’t even have sufficient assets to take care of their households, he identified. Their survival depends upon the day-to-day revenue. In consequence they’ve been pushed to hunger, he added. Yadav mentioned the Bar Council had determined to assist such legal professionals in these strenuous instances.

He mentioned the help was supplied to the legal professionals from the Haryana Advocates Welfare Fund.

Purposes for monetary help had been invited and after scrutiny round 713 claimants had been discovered to be in real want of help, Yadav reveled.

It was then determined by the trustees of the Advocate Welfare Fund that Rs 10,000 be paid to the eligible advocates, he added. Yadav mentioned the Bar Council additionally took up the problem of the discount in electrical energy costs for the advocates’ chambers with the federal government.

The Haryana Authorities had not too long ago lowered the fees and the advocates will now pay round 15 paisa per unit much less for the consumption of the electrical energy of their chambers.

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