Delhi Government Announces Rs. 50Cr For Welfare Of Lawyers
Yesterday (20 Feb) Delhi CM attend a program at Tis Hazari Court complex, where he announced a budgetary provision of annual Rs 50-crore allowance for various welfare schemes for lawyers in Delhi-NCR.
Delhi CM Kejriwal announced that every year, Rs 50 crore will be granted for social security schemes for lawyers and the amount can be enhanced depending upon ground realities.
Besides, Rs. 50 , CM Kejriwal also mulling to bring lawyers within the ambit of the Delhi Government Employees Health Scheme (DGEHS).
The Bar Council of Delhi and the Delhi Bar Association welcomed Delhi government announcement and said the trustee committee under the Advocates’ Welfare Act, 2001, along with the Bar Associations would decide how the fund will be utilised for the benefit of lawyers.
This announcement come after nationwide protect, 12 February, which, however, did not generate much response from the Centre and saw the BCI saying that the government’s attitude annoyed the lawyers who have been long demanding welfare measures.