Plea Filed In SC By BCI Seeking For 3 Lakh Interest-Free Loan To Lawyers.

The Bar Council of India has moved to Supreme Court seeking a direction to the Centre, states and Union Territories to provide interest-free loan of up to 3 lakh each, to Advocates enrolled with different Bar Councils in in the country. The petition has been filed under Article 32 of the Constitution stating that about 25% to 30% of the advocates would be in need of immediate financial help. The BCI cited Section 13 of the Disaster Management Act, which provide for grant of financial relief including loans on concessional terms to persons affected by disaster.

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