The Bar Council of India directs the district bar associations to mandatorily furnish details of advocates registered with them.
The Bar Council of India has requested all the district and taluka bar associations across the country to supply the details of all practising advocates who are the members of their respective bar associations, for perusal of the e-committee of the Supreme Court of India.
The exercise has been made mandatory and such advocates who fail to furnish the requisite information of their respective bar associations, which in turn will forward the data to the BCI, shall be treated as a, “non practising advocate ”by the council.
The decision has been taken in the backdrop of inaction of many state bar councils in providing the information sought by the BCI on several occasions.
In a letter dated 24 July 2020, addressed to the presidents and secretaries of all the Bar associations in the country, the BCI has sought details of advocates registered with them, as per the given format.