Advocates welcome HC directions for Bar elections

  • | Wednesday | 22nd November, 2023

Kanpur: Advocates and the would-be-contestants have welcomed the direction given by the Allahabad high court regarding the elections. According to the practising advocates, the directions would not only control unnecessary activities inside the court premises but also reduce election expenditure.Ravindra Sharma, president of the Lawyers Association welcoming the order passed by a bench of Justice MC Tripathi and Justice Prashant Kumar, said that now election would be held peacefully and there would be no poster or sticker war inside the court campus.The bench of two judges on Monday issued 9-point directions for the election of advocates.According to the directions, the contestants and their supporters will not use hoardings, posters, banners, neither inside nor outside the court campus, they will neither take out any procession nor raise slogans and will not be allowed to disturb court proceedings. Moreover, they will not use objectionable and abusive language.The contestants should not be allowed to use loudspeakers inside the court campus, they will keep themselves away from arranging a dinner, lunch or parties. Those who raised their poster, banner or cut-out, will be asked to remove the same voluntarily.The bench also directed the Bar Council of UP to take action against advocates for violation of the courts directives and will be held guilty of contempt of court. On voting day, the advocates will be allowed to enter inside the court premises only after showing COP/I-card issued by the UP Bar Council or the Bar Association, the court ordered.Anoop Kumar Dwivedi, former general secretary said the basic problem is compliance with the directions. Whowill observe them and who will take cognizance, he asked. He suggested that the Allahabad high court should constitute a committee of district officials with a power to monitor elections and report the violation of its directions.We also published the following articles recentlyDelhi high court directs govt to form committee for pay commission implementation in private schoolsThe Delhi High Court has directed the city government to establish a high-powered committee to oversee the implementation of recommendations from the sixth and seventh Central Pay Commission. This committee will focus on salaries and arrears for staff in private unaided schools and recognized private unaided minority schools. The court emphasized the need for a consistent standard of education and mandated the formation of committees at both the Central and Zonal levels. It also urged the committee to address the issue of school staff having to approach the court for their rightful salaries.Supreme Court judge Abhay Oka questions Thanes development focus, advocates holistic approachSupreme Court Judge Abhay Oka, who hails from Thane, expressed concerns about the citys urbanization and questioned the definition of development. He believes that development should not be measured by the number of high-rises and infrastructure projects, but by the provision of affordable medical care, education, and accessible public transport. Oka also highlighted the loss of green cover and lakes in Thane and emphasized the importance of preserving the environment. He urged the city to maintain its unique identity and history.GST councils role only recommendatory: High CourtThe Madras high court has ruled that the GST councils role is only advisory, particularly in product classification. This decision was made in the case of Parle Agro, where the court determined that flavored milk should be taxed at a lower rate of 5% instead of the recommended 12% by the council. The courts decision supports taxpayers against GST demands based solely on council discussions or circulars. However, the government can still introduce changes, including in GST rates, through legal amendments or notifications.

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