Can Insurance Scheme Be Formed For Advocates Like Done By Delhi Govt? Karnataka HC Asks State Govt

first_imgNews UpdatesCan Insurance Scheme Be Formed For Advocates Like Done By Delhi Govt? Karnataka HC Asks State Govt Mustafa Plumber2 March 2021 9:14 AMShare This – xThe Karnataka High Court on Tuesday suggested the State government to convene a meeting of officer bearers of Bar Association, State government officials, LIC and four public sector Insurance companies including New Indian Insurance company, to ascertain whether a scheme can be evolved for the benefit of Advocates, as was done by the Delhi Government last year. A division bench of…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 Karnataka High Court on Tuesday suggested the State government to convene a meeting of officer bearers of Bar Association, State government officials, LIC and four public sector Insurance companies including New Indian Insurance company, to ascertain whether a scheme can be evolved for the benefit of Advocates, as was done by the Delhi Government last year. A division bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Aravind Kumar orally asked the state government “Whether on the lines of Delhi Government something can be worked out in cooperation with Life Insurance Corporation of India, or any other insurance company.” In its order it noted that “Needless to add that the State government will have to consider making the said schemes applicable to eligible members of the Bar, across the state.” The direction followed after a memo was submitted by the Advocate’s Association of Bengaluru bringing to the notice of the court the order passed by the Delhi High Court, on October 7, 2020. By its order, the Delhi High Court had approved the insurance policy decided by the Delhi Government, with the assistance of the Bar Council of Delhi, to implement the Chief Minister Advocate Welfare Scheme. The Single Bench of Justice Prathiba M Singh has approved the policy which will provide medical and life insurance to 29077 advocates residing in Delhi. Chief Justice Oka said “We grant two weeks-time to enable the state government to respond.” It also directed the Central government to inform on whether any Committee has been set up by the Department of Legal affairs, to frame a structured scheme to provide insurance to advocates and whether any recommendation has been made by the said committee.” The directions were given during the hearing of a suo-motu petition, initiated after two letters written to it highlighting the difficulty faced by patients tested positive for coronavirus in getting immediate medical treatment at affordable prices.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more