The Delhi High Court criticises Bar Council of India failure in Online enrollment of law graduates
12 dec 2020
On Friday , The Delhi High Court criticized the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) for not having a procedure in place for Online mode of enrollment of law graduates during the Covid -19 pandemic.
Navin chawla A single bench of Justice was hearing the petition who filed by four law graduates from Bihar . The law graduates were Abhishek anand , Gaurav Kumar, Anurag yadav and Priya Ranjan seeking an online process for enrollment in the Bar Council of Delhi. Kerala, karnataka , Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu has started online enrollment of law graduates.
Earlier, The High Court had asked the BCD to reply on the question of the process in place for online enrollment after hearing the petitioners which states that in the event of their failure to enroll themselves with the council they wouldn't be eligible to sit for the all India examination.
The court observed that when everything is digital during the Covid -19 pandemic , and said how can they accept the argument that it might be difficult for BCD to go online , and court adjurned the matter while giving the council one week's time to file a reply in the matter.