The Bar Council of India has rejected the 266th report of the Law Commission

The Bar Council of India has rejected the 266th report of the Law Commission, which recommended changes in the Advocates Act of 1961, terming it “draconian, anti-lawyer and undemocratic”. BCI Secretary ,Srimanto Sen said, in a press release on Sunday that the BCI had received a letter from the Union Law Ministry seeking its suggestions on the report.
It was also resolved to request the government to reject the report. The BCI will in consultation with the State Bar Council and various Bar Associations formulate its own recommendations regarding amendments needed to the Advocates Act.
The BCI had been up in arms against the report which it said had suggested including non-lawyers in Bar Councils and called for strict disciplinary action against lawyers for contempt of court. There was also a provision to refund clients in case lawyers participate in strikes. Incidentally, the 266th report of the Law Commission has also backed entry of foreign lawyers and law firms into India.

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  1. Entry of non lawyers and foreign lawyers is far better then 45% fake lawyers created by Bar Council of India by taking bribe. Bar Council of India must be removed because it is the council of drinkers and goondas.

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