Odisha News Insight

To Fulfill Demands For Welfare Of Lawyers, State Bar Council Urges CM Naveen Patnaik

On Wednesday, The Odisha State Bar council brought forward a slew of demands before Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for the welfare of as many as 60,000 lawyers across the State. The Bar Council has demanded the amendment of the Odisha Advocates’ Welfare Fund Act, 1987 to provide maximum benefit of Rs 9 lakhs (Rs 30,000 per year for a period of 30 years) to a lawyer on his retirement or death. The other demands include stipend for budding lawyers, allotment of 2 acres of land for the establishment of Advocates’ Academy, allocation of Rs 2 crores to welfare fund trust and grant of Rs 5 crores to the pension fund of the bar council.

Before the enforcement of conduct rule by Election Commission of India for the upcoming general poll, The Bar Council has demanded the CM to fulfill its demands.

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