BCI and PM Modi
BCI and PM Modi

BCI Chairman urges PM Modi to provide Rs 20,000 as subsistence allowance to financially weak advocates amidst Coronavirus lockdown

"It is only a handful of 10% Advocates who can survive and subsist without any earning during this time of crisis", states the letter signed off by BCI Chairman, Manan Kumar Mishra.

Rintu Mariam Biju

Bar Council of India (BCI) Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Government ministers requesting that a monthly subsistence allowance of Rs. 20,000 be allocated for young or economically weaker Advocates in view of the circumstances arising due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The letter states,

"....we beseech and call upon our beloved Prime Minister and all the Hon’ble Chief Ministers to kindly provide a subsistence allowance of Rs.20,000/- p.m. (Rupees Twenty Thousand Only) immediately on a monthly basis to all such young, and/or, financially not well off/ needy Advocates of each State who seek such monitory assistance either from Centre Funds and/or State Government Funds and/or jointly by either providing for the same directly or through Advocate Welfare Fund of the respective State Bar Council/s."

BCI letter to PM Modi

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