The Bar Council of Rajasthan, through the Bar Council of India Advocates Welfare Fund Committee for the State, has announced that it will transfer Rs. 5000 to Advocates in need of Financial Assistance during the lockdown period.
The Council has thus called for applications from distressed Advocates, latest by May 3, 2020.
The stipulated amount will be credited directly to the accounts of needy advocates found eligible as per the following criteria:
- The applicant must be enrolled with the Bar Council of Rajasthan and should have a real and active practice;
- The applicant should’ve passed AIBE mandatorily within the stipulated period and must enclose/refer passing acknowledgment;
- Applicants should have submitted Certificate and Place of Practice under Certificate of Practice Rules, 2015;
- The applicant should not be in receipt of any monthly payment from the Advocate to whom he/she is junior, as certified by his/her Senior Lawyers;
- The applicant was not earning monthly income Rs.10,000/- as on the relevant date.
- The applicant is finding himself in great difficulty for his/her livelihood or for purchase of medicine or regular treatment due to extraordinary situation;
- If Advocate/Applicant is residing in the rented accommodation, he/she should be submitted a rent agreement or self-attested affidavit;
- The spouse of the applicant should not be an employee;
- Advocate-applicant/applicant’s spouse should not have either immovable properties and four-wheeler;
- Advocates enrolled after retirement from any service/ Income Tax Assesses are not eligible under this Scheme;
The Bar Council has directed all the concerned Bar Associations to constitute a Committee which shall scrutinize all the applications and prepare a merit list and send the same to the Bar Council of India Advocates Welfare Fund Committee for the State of Rajasthan for further consideration.
It has been cautioned that if any applicant furnishes false particulars to avail the benefits under this scheme, the Bar Council will initiate disciplinary action against such person under section 35 of the Advocates Act, 1961, in addition to the recovery of the amount with the penalty.