Will work hard to eliminate fallacies in judicial system: SBC Chairman 

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Feb 2018 11:18:25


Staff Reporter,

NEWLY elected Chairman of State Bar Council Shivendra Upadhyay said he will work hard to eliminate confusion and misconceptions which prevail in judicial system in Madhya Pradesh. He was addressing a press conference. Upadhyay further said he has become the Chairman for the second time. Advocates in the State have shown faith in him and bestowed a big responsibility on Saturday. Upadhyay said he will make untiring efforts for welfare of legal fraternity.

After assuming charge, he has increased death claim amount to Rs 5 lakh to family members of deceased advocate and also increased medical aid to Rs 1.50 lakh. The Chairman of State Bar Council said during his two-year tenure he will make all efforts to chalk out a plan for pension to advocates and get the same approved by the State Government.

Expressing concern over increasing attack on advocates in Madhya Pradesh, Upadhyay demanded the State Government to enforce Advocate Protection Act. Former Chairman Ganga Prasad Tiwari resigned from the post during general body meeting of the Council on Saturday. Then, Council member Mragendra Singh proposed name of Shivendra Upadhyay for Chairmanship which was supported by another member Manish Datta.

Later, other members including Bhoopnarayan Singh, Radhelal Gupta, Memboob Ansari, Jai Prakash Mishra, Rajesh Vyas, Vijay Choudhary, Dinesh Pathak, Rajesh Pandey, Jagannath Tripathi, R K Singh Saini, Sunil Gupta, Vivek Singh, Jafar Ahmed Khan, Ashok Shukla, Pratap Mehta, Jitendra Sharma, Ankur Modi, Prabal Pratap Solanki and others unanimously elected Shivendra Upadhyay as Chairman of State Bar Council and welcomed him.