Financial support under COVID-19 scheme disbursed to over 500 Bar members: SCBA
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Financial support under COVID-19 scheme disbursed to over 500 Bar members: SCBA

A message from the SCBA Treasurer details that an amount of Rs 1.10 Crores has been disbursed to over 500 members of the Bar under the financial support scheme for COVID-19 distress.

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The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has extended and disbursed financial support to over 500 Bar members under its COVID-19 scheme, it has been informed.

In a communication addressed to the members of the SCBA, its Treasurer Advocate Meenesh Dubey says that an amount of Rs 1.10 Crores has been disbursed to over 500 members of the Bar under the financial support scheme for COVID-19 distress.

The SCBA Advocates Welfare Fund received donations from various donors and a fund of Rs 1,94,75,000 was collected for this purpose. The Executive Committee has also extended its gratitude to the donors who generously made contributions for the fund.

The communication says:

The Executive Committee is further happy to inform the members the receipt of donation from the following persons:

  • Anonymous Donor (Senior Advocate) Rs 8 Lacs

  • Anonymous Donor- Hon'ble Judge of Supreme Court of India Rs. 5 Lacs

  • Mr. Krishnan Venugopal Sr. Adv. - Rs 5 Lacs

  • Mrs. Madhu Sharan & Mr Amit Anand Tiwari- Rs 5 Lacs

  • Mr. Parag P. Tripathi Sr. Adv. Rs 5 Lacs

  • Mr. Harin P. Raval Sr. Adv. Rs. 2 Lacs

  • Ms. Nilima Tripathi Rs 2 Lacs

  • Ms. Krishna Sarma from corporate law group Rs. 2 Lacs

  • Mr. Bishwajit Bhattacharya Sr. Adv. Rs. 1 Lac

  • Mr. Mahesh Kumar K-1489 Rs.30,000/-

  • Mr.Nirvaya Kumar Samantray-Non Member Rs. 10,000/-

The SCBA had set up a COVID-19 Helping Scheme for providing financial assistance to those lawyers in need of the same during the lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The scheme stipulated to set up a maximum corpus of Rs 25 lakh. The amount is being withdrawn from the sum received by the SCBA under the orders of the Supreme Court from out of costs awarded and lying in the bank as deposit.

Subsequently, the SCBA had introduced a financial assistance scheme for its members who are in need of monetary assistance on account of the lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The scheme envisaged providing a one-time ex-gratia grant of aid to needy lawyers.

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