Members of the Panchkula Bar Council wrote to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar demanding implementation of the Haryana Advocates Welfare Fund Rules, 2014, in the state on Monda.
“The Haryana government had made the rules two years ago. However, so far more than 40,000 advocates of the state have not got any benefits,” said Randhir Singh Badhran, president, Panchkula Bar Council.
The Advocates Welfare Fund Act came into force in 2001 and after 13 years, the Haryana government had made rules for it, which has not been implemented yet. Badhran highlighted that once implemented, it will provide various kinds assistance to practicing advocates and their families.
The Advocates Welfare Fund Rules were approved by former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in February 2014. Under this, the practicing advocates can avail grant for medical treatment and compensation to the family in case of death.
Every advocate practising in Haryana and having the domicile of Haryana and member of recognised Bar Association would be eligible to apply to the trustee committee of the welfare fund within six months from the date of enforcement of these rules, according to the rules.