Delhi High Court Seeks Response Of Centre, BCI On Plea Challenging Bar Associations Conduct Of Election Rules As Null & Void
[17 September 2021]
The Delhi High Court has issued notice on a petition challenging Bar Associations (Constitution, Recognition and Conduct of Elections) Rules, 2019 framed by the Delhi Bar Council and approved by the Bar Council of India as null and void being ultra vires the Constitution of India, Advocates Act and Advocates Welfare Funds Act. Justice Rekha Palli sought response of the Union of India, Bar Council of India, Bar Council of Delhi, Rouse Avenue District Court Bar Association, Central Delhi Court Bar Association and Registrar of Societies, GNCTD. The plea has been filed by seven Advocates representing various bar associations of Delhi’s district courts and has been moved through Advocate MC Premi. The petitioners are aggrieved by the action of Bar Council of Delhi to pass a resolution dated 20 November 2020 by way of which it has constituted Ah Hoc Committee for dealing with day to day problems of the Rouse Avenue Court and also to represent lawyers before concerned authorities.