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Advocate Protection Act to be implemented soon in state: CM

13 May 2018
Advocate Protection Act to be implemented soon in state: CM

Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that Advocate Protection Act will be implemented in the state soon. Government will present the bill in the coming Vidhan Sabha monsoon session. Shri Chouhan announced this at a programme organized by the State Bar Council in the National Law Institute University here today.

Announcements

Chief Minister Shri Chouhan announced on the occasion that provision of amount for construction of e-library for the advocates will be made in the budget. Maximum limit of funds for treatment of serious ailments for advocates will be hiked to Rs 5 lakhs.

  • In case of untimely death, Rs 4 lakhs will be given to the family members of the deceased advocates which will include Rs 2 lakhs by the state government and Rs 2 lakhs by the Bar Council.

  • Government will make 50 percent matching grant for construction of advocate chamber.

  • The grant given to new advocates will be increased from Rs 12 thousand to Rs 25 thousand.

CM Shri Chouhan said that democracy is the best form of government. People’s faith in the judiciary is necessary to strengthen democracy. The role of advocates and chief justices in ensuring timely and fair justice is very significant. He expressed his gratitude and congratulated the Judiciary for ensuring punishment to a minor’s rapist in just 23 days. He said that advocates have to face a lot of struggle and difficulties in the initial stage. He assured that they will always have the support of the government. Government will extend support in the works undertaken by the Bar Council for the welfare of advocates.

CM Shri Chouhan said that government is sensitive towards human sensibilities. It is working uniformly towards the all sections of the society. For parity in the society, the state government is taxing the empowered to help the weak. He gave information about the works being undertaken by the state government for the welfare for the unorganised labourers.

Law and Legislative Affairs Minister Shri Rampal Singh said that the state government leads in the works of advocate welfare and empowerment of judicial administration in the country. The government has created 275 new posts of judges. Over Rs 53 crores 63 lakhs has been made available for the construction of court building. State government had organized Maha-Panchayat for the first time for advocates’ welfare in the country. Advocates are being benefitted by making schemes based on the decisions of the panchayat. Shri Rampal Singh said that Rs one crore 60 lakhs is being made available to the new advocates in the form of grant. Rs 3 crore for treatment of serious diseases and Rs 7 crore 29 lakhs in cases of untimely deaths has been made available.

Attorney General Shri Purushendra Kaurav said that an advocate is a sentinel of the society. State government is extending full support to strengthen judicial administration in the state. The salary of government advocates of High Courts has been raised from Rs 30 thousand to Rs one lakh 25 thousand at par with the District Judge. Posts of government advocates have been increased from 30 to 150. In the year 2016, 4 thousand 500 new posts, including judges of courts to other employees were created to make justice easily accessible. A new litigation policy has been implemented. The state government has done important and far-reaching tasks such as restructuring of the Law Commission.

Giving information about the works being done for the welfare of advocates by the Council, Chairman of State Bar Council Shri Shivendra Upadhyaya said the state government’s support was expected