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[Coronavirus Lockdown] SCAORA comes up with Financial Assistance Scheme to aid Advocates in dire need

Rintu Mariam Biju

The Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA) has decided that one-time monetary assistance would be offered to those Advocates-on-Record, who are facing financial hardships owing to the COVID-19 Lockdown.

The decision was taken in an emergent meeting held by the Executive Committee of the SACORA via video conferencing.

It has been decided that the following shall be the terms for availing the Financial Assistance Scheme by Advocates On Record.

1. Any AoR who wants to avail the benefits of the said scheme is required to furnish a declaration wherein the following details need to be specified:

  • The person availing the scheme is an AOR and the AOR Code of the same shall be mentioned;

  • The AOR applying under the said scheme should be in dire financial need;

  • The income of the AOR availing the benefits of said scheme is less than Rs. 6 Lakhs (Rupees Six Lakhs) per annum;

  • No COVID-19 related assistance or benefit, including loan, has been received by the applicant from any other Bar Association during this period.

2. The following details of the AOR availing the benefit of the said Scheme requires to be mentioned in the body of the email along with the aforementioned Declaration:

  • Full Name

  • Date of Birth

  • AOR Code

  • Bank Account details: (i) Name of the Bank; (ii) Account Number; (iii) Type of Account; (iv) Branch; (v) IFSC Code

It was further clarified that each application will be scrutinized, verified and sanctioned only after due approval by the Executive Committee of the SCAORA

It is also informed that the identity of the AoR seeking benefit under the scheme will be kept confidential as far as possible.

All requests are to be forwarded vide email to scaora1@gmail.com

[SCAORA's Corrigendum]: The Association, by way of corrigendum has has extended the last date of emailing to April 20 and a resolution to this effect was passed on April 13.

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