Abolish Sec 34 of Advocates Act, 1961, demand Bar associations

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Sep 2018 11:19:48



Staff Reporter

All Bar Associations across the country would convene general body meeting and would pass resolution for abolition of Section 34 of Advocates Act 1961, on September 17. Along with this, the Government would be demanded to bring a bill for ascertaining judicial accountability. Apart from that, after Durga Puja, over one lakh Advocates from entire country would stage massive protest in front of the Parliament and Supreme Court in between October 24 to October 26, informed Shivendra Upadhyay, President, State Bar Council while addressing a press conference, on Thursday.

Upadhyay said, the High Courts have been empowered to control Advocates under Section 34 of the Advocate Act. The move would not be tolerated at any cost. It may be noted that, Section 34 of the Advocates Act gives the High Court power to frame rules, including rules regarding condition on which a person (including an advocate) can practice in the Supreme Court and/or in the High Court and Courts subordinate thereto. Upadhyay further said, a number of judges are provided Government posts after their retirement. Offering Government post to retired judges poses a threat of hindrance in judicial process. Hence, Judge Accountability Bill is the need of the hour.He said, Bar members would also raise voice for implementation of Advocate Protection Act in entire country, alike its implementation in Madhya Pradesh. Spokesperson of the Bar, Radhelal Gupta and President, District Bar were also present.