Supreme Court issues notice on plea for BCI, State Bar Councils to collect details on lawyers with disabilities

The plea states that such information was essential for increasing representation of persons with disabilities at the bar, addressing their specific needs, providing support etc.
Bar Council of India Logo and Supreme Court
Bar Council of India Logo and Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on a plea seeking directions to the Bar Council of India (BCI) and State Bar Councils across the country to collect data on lawyers who have disabilities, to further the aims of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 [Fateh Mohit Whig v. Union of India].

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