Top StoriesAllahabad HC Seeks Report On Scheme Prepared By BCI & State Bar Council To Provide Financial Assistance To Advocates In Distress [Read Order] Akshita Saxena15 April 2020 6:56 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has sought a detailed report from both the Bar Council of India as well as the UP State Bar Council regarding the modalities of the scheme that has been formulated by them to provide financial assistance to the Advocates in dire need. The direction was made by a division bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma while hearing of a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court has sought a detailed report from both the Bar Council of India as well as the UP State Bar Council regarding the modalities of the scheme that has been formulated by them to provide financial assistance to the Advocates in dire need. The direction was made by a division bench of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma while hearing of a case registered suo moto- In Re: Assistance To The Needy Advocates And Registered Advocate Clerks. When the court had first taken cognizance of the issue, it had called upon the Bar Council of India, Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh, UP Law Ministry, Allahabad High Court Bar Association, Allahabad High Court Advocate’s Association, and the Awadh Bar Association, to explain the steps taken by them to assist the needy Advocates. During the course of hearing via video conferencing today, the state government informed the bench that sufficient provisions had been made for creating a Fund that may be utilized to support the needy Advocates. “Under Rules 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 44A and 44B of Part VI of “The Bar Council of India Rules”, sufficient provisions had been made for creating a corpus of funds and for their distribution amongst Advocates in times of need,” the court was informed. Pertinently, the above mentioned BCI Rules provide for constitution of a “Bar Council of India Advocates Welfare Committee” and a “Bar Council of India Advocates Welfare Committee for the State” that are responsible for implementation of the Welfare Schemes approved by the Bar Council of India. Specifically, Rule 44B provides for formulation of a scheme for financial assistance to State Bar Councils during natural calamity, etc. The state’s submissions were supported by the Additional Advocate General who submitted that the Bar Council of India as also the State Bar Councils had sufficient funds to cater to the present circumstances. He submitted that the State Government had transferred the money which had been collected by it through the Stamp for the welfare of the Advocates to the Treasury in the State of U.P. for it to be transferred to the relevant accounts. Taking note of these submissions, the High Court has now asked the BCI and the UP State Bar Council to submit a report detailing the modalities of the scheme as aforementioned. “we direct, the Bar Council of India and the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council to produce before the Court through e-mail, the definite procedure by which they have brought into effect the provisions of Rules 44A and 44B of the Bar Council of India Rules contained in Chapter VI. We also expect that the representatives of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association and the Bar Council of India would appear through videoconferencing on the next date and shall also produce before us the schemes which they might have formulated in the meantime,” the court ordered. Inter alia, the court was informed that the Awadh Bar Association had already implemented a temporary scheme for disbursement of certain amounts to lawyers who required financial assistance. As for the next date of hearing scheduled for April 20, the court has asked the representatives of the Allahabad High Court Bar Association and the Bar Council of India to appear through videoconferencing and produce the schemes which they might have formulated in the meantime. Case Details: Case Title: In Re – Assistance To The Needy Advocates And Registered Advocate Clerks Case No.: PIL 569/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Siddhartha Varma Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Iberica Knutsen; Image courtesy of Polskie LNGThe UK’s Port of Milford Haven, home of the South Hook and the Dragon LNG terminal, is expecting three LNG cargo deliveries in the next few days.According to the data by the Milford Haven Port Authority, the 138,000-cbm LNG carrier Iberica Knutsen will deliver a cargo on Thursday, November 28, to the South Hook LNG terminal from Sabine Pass in the United States. As for the vessel’s location, it is currently in the Celtic Sea offshore Ireland.Another cargo which will be delivered to South Hook will arrive on December 2, onboard the 155,000 cbm GasLog Savannah LNG carrier. Milford Haven data stated that the location from which the cargo will arrive was yet to be announced.It is worth noting that AIS data placed the vessel at Cove Point on November 19. The vessel is currently located in the North Atlantic Ocean.The Dragon LNG terminal is also awaiting the arrival of an LNG carrier. Namely, the Methane Nile Eagle LNG carrier will arrive from the Punta Europa Terminal in Equatorial Guinea.The 145,598-cbm LNG carrier will be arriving in the early morning of December 1. The vessel is currently located off the Portuguese island of Funchal.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini will not give up on retaining the Barclays Premier League title, despite defeat at Liverpool handing further advantage to Chelsea. “We thoroughly deserved the victory. The players were relentless in their work and intensity and we had great quality in our football.” Liverpool appeared to be at a considerable disadvantage after only arriving back in England 55 hours before kick-off following their Europa League exit to Besiktas. However, that was never an issue as City were hassled out of the match by a high-tempo pressing game. “I have nothing but admiration. Their focus was good. As the game went on we created more chances and restricted Manchester City to one shot on target – to do that the whole team has to be working collectively well,” added Rodgers. “To prepare yourself for a game against the champions is no mean feat. “To play and perform like they did today you have to take your hat off to them because the performance was at a real top level.” Liverpool’s goals were also out of the top drawer, particularly Coutinho’s, who scored with a spectacular effort for the second time in a week. “To beat Joe Hart, a top-class goalkeeper, at that angle and power was a phenomenal strike – as was Jordan’s,” said Rodgers. “He (Coutinho) is a player that has always assisted and made the final pass in his career. “When you are that type of player, a very selfless player and a very humble young guy, you would rather create for others. “We are encouraging him (to shoot) and he has done more work on the training field. “He has a wonderful body movement around the box, he doesn’t need many touches to shift it and shoot. “His technique is at a high level so he is going to score more goals. “He is now arriving into the areas and then he is able to pull the trigger and get his shots off and is now starting to get success and that encourages him to shoot more. “We brought him in for £8.5 million and it is frightening to know what he could be worth in the market, but there are still improvements to make.” City also have improvements to make after registering just one shot on target and seeing central defensive pairing Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala regularly worried by the pace of Raheem Sterling and the movement of Coutinho. Kompany, as captain, has been the cornerstone on which their success, has been built but he has looked shaky this season. “I am concerned about the whole team,” said Pellegrini when asked if Kompany’s form was a concern. “We were playing very well in the last two games, Stoke and Newcastle. “We started this week against Barcelona (a 2-1 defeat) and then today – it was not our team, we cannot lose so many balls with the technical players we have. “That is more important to analyse than the performance of one player. It is more important to think as a team.” The 2-1 loss at Anfield, where two brilliant individual goals from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho either side of Edin Dzeko’s equaliser won the game, leaves City five points off the top, having played a match more than the Blues. Pellegrini admits City have to improve performances if they are to get their title defence back on track. “I think we never give up about the title. We must try to improve our play first and after that try to win our next game,” he said. “You never know in football what will happen. It is more difficult when you have less games and you continue with the same points, but I don’t think the team can think about that. “The team must think about how we can win the next game. We are worried about our team, not the other teams that are behind us. “We will see in the reaction in the next game. The only way to see is the way we play again on Wednesday (at home to Leicester). “I hope that the team will recover and we can win on Wednesday. Every point we drop is more difficult.” One of those teams behind them are Liverpool, who are now just seven points adrift of City and, while second place may be beyond them, the victory moved them up to fifth and just two points off the Champions League places. “It is a big win. We still have a lot of games to go yet, but it is a significant win for us because it keeps us on the chase,” said Reds boss Brendan Rodgers. “It was brilliant result and an equally brilliant performance. Press Association
The Ghana Paralympic Association has targeted two medals at this year’s Paralympic games which gets underway today in London.Ghana will be represented by 4 athletes, Charles Narh, a powerlifter, Alem Mumuni, a Para-cyclist, Raphael Nkegbe Botsyo, a wheelchair track athlete and Anita Fordjour also a wheelchair track athlete at the Games.The 4 member team after their training tour to Exeter in Wales are said to be highly prepared and motivated to redeem Ghana’s image at the just ended Olympics where team Ghana failed to win a single medal.Adjetey Sowah who is the Vice President of the Ghana Paralympic Association in interview with JOY Sports noted that, their target at this year’s Games is to bag two medals for Ghana.“We are promising two medals and I can say with authority that Anita Fordjour and Alem Mumuni will bring us some medals”.Said Sowah “The team has been in camp for the past one and half months and we have motivated well enough to deliver”.