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Weeks after it issued a letter calling for prohibiting the practice of 4,778 lawyers of the Delhi Bar for having failed the All India Bar Examination (AIBE), the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) has admitted to significant discrepancies in its list of lawyers who were stated to have failed the exam.
In this regard, the BCD has intimated that names of lawyers who have passed the AIBE and obtained a Certificate of Practice have also been erroneously included in the list circulated last week.
To remedy the many errors that have crept into the list, the BCD has also called on lawyers whose names were erroneously included in the prohibited list to WhatsApp their Certificate of Practice (CoP) and Enrolment certificate. Necessary corrections and a corrigendum would be issued once the list is re-verified.
As per the message that is being circulated on behalf of the BCD Secretary, corrections in this regard (with the CoP and Enrolment Certificate) can be sent via WhatsApp to the following numbers:
In a letter dated August 26, the BCD had earlier stated that 4,778 advocates on its rolls had not been able to clear the All India Bar Examination (AIBE) since 2010.
Consequently, the BCD had requested that the Supreme Court and Delhi High Court authorities to ensure that these advocates are not be allowed to practice before the courts or to vote in any Bar election. A list of these 4,778 advocates was also sent to the Registrars General of the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court, as well as to all Tribunals and District & Sessions Judges in the capital.