The Delhi High Court today issued notice in a petition to conduct All India Bar Examination (AIBE) through online mode amid COVID-19 pandemic. (Purav Midha vs BCI) .Notice to the Bar Council of India was issued by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Jayant Nath in the petition preferred by Advocate Purav Middha. .The Notification for this year's AIBE was issued in May 2020. However, the examination is yet to be conducted and it has now been over 11 months since the last AIBE was conducted. .AIBE deferred, date to be announced; BCI calls for a united front to petition for financial assistance to lawyers in need .Recently, the exam was postponed indefinitely from its scheduled date of August 16, 2020. .It is the Petitioner's case that the decision to defer AIBE completely ignores the concerns of young lawyers who are holding provisional enrollment certificate which is valid only for two years. One of of such concerns is the eligibility to seek benefits of Welfare Schemes of State Bar Council or the Bar Associations. .The deferment violates the rights of such lawyers guaranteed under Article 14,16 and 19(1)(g) of the Constitution of India, it is argued. .Since the AIBE is already an MCQ-based open book examination, it can easily be conducted through the online mode without further delay, the Petitioner has pleaded. .The Petitioner further seeks a "grace time period" for lawyers whose provisional enrollment certificate has expired or is tat the risk of expiring due to delay in the conduction of AIBE. .The matter would be heard next on September 23.