"Many lawyers lost their lives due to lack of Medi-claim policy:" Madras High Court forms committee to examine insurance coverage for advocates:

27th Apr,2021

"Many lawyers lost their lives due to lack of Medi-claim policy:" Madras High Court forms committee to examine insurance coverage for advocates:

In a request spent a month ago, the Madras High Court requested the constitution of a panel to investigate how clinical protection inclusion can be accommodated advocates (Sudha Ramalingam v The Bar Council and ors).Justices N Kirubakaran and R Pongiappan passed the request on a supplication moved by Senior Advocate Sudha Ramalingam looking for plan of a Group Health Insurance (Medi Claim Policy) for advocates enlisted with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry just as their reliant relatives. The Bench noticed that numerous supporters had been abandoned between the COVID-19 pandemic and the absence of protection inclusion.
"Contemplating, around 65,000 backers are on the moves of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, as on date, who have Certificate of Place of Practice, their inclinations ought to be dealt with as they don't have any Health Insurance Policy. By virtue of Covid Pandemic, numerous backers lost their lives because of absence of Mediclaim Policy. In spite of the fact that there are numerous Insurance Companies, a couple of Insurance Companies are approaching to offer protection inclusion. Additionally, cash included isn't enormous and without the support of the State Government, it is difficult to make an inclusion," the request expressed. The Court proceeded to think that it needs more subtleties on the most proficient method to approach the matter. Subsequently, it guided the constitution of a council to give proposals that would empower the Court to pass suitable orders as for clinical protection inclusion for advocates. The Committee includes the accompanying people:

1.Advocate General Vijay Narayan (Chairperson), who the Court noted would likewise be in a superior situation to communicate with the Government if there should arise an occurrence of any practical proposition given by the Committee
2.Senior Advocate Sudha Ramalingam
3.Advocate N Vijayaraghavan
4.Advocate S Arunkumar
5.Additional Solicitor General R Sankaranarayanan
6.Advocate MR Sivasubramaniam
7.P Manoharan (Former Senior Divisional Manager, National Insurance organization Limited)
8.Advocate CK Chandrasekaran (Standing advice for Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry)
9.Advocate Devika
Extra Advocate General PH Arvindh Pandian was coordinated to be the facilitator of the Committee. The Member Secretary of the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry was coordinated to be its convenor.