By: akanksha jain 12 Feb 2019 3:38 PM GMT Despite lakhs of lawyers holding protest rallies throughout the country on Tuesday pressing for various welfare measures for advocates, the Union government's attitude and "hollow assurance" left the lawyers dissatisfied and annoyed after which the Bar Council of India resolved of "strong decision" if the demands are not met prior to issuance of notification for the General Elections. The Bar Council of India, however, expressed its "dissatisfaction and dismay" at the hollow assurances given by the Centre following a meeting of 21-member lawyers' delegation with Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Amidst the meeting of protesting lawyers at the Jantar Mantar, Prasad had invited and met a 21-member delegation of Bar led by Bar Council of India chairman Manan Kumar Mishra and assured that he would form a committee of lawyers and some officials to look into the demands so raised but made no concrete promise. "The Bar was under … [Read more...] about ‘Accept Our Genuine Demands’:Lawyers Across India Protest For Welfare Measures
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: PTI October 5, 2018 9:46 am Change Font Size The Delhi High Court on Thursday decided to set up a committee to examine and give recommendations on providing several welfare measures like provident fund, pensions and group insurance policies to clerks of lawyers. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao said the panel would comprise the Registrar General of the high court, two senior advocates, the president and secretary of the Delhi High Court Bar Association and a nominee from the clerks’ association. The court issued the direction in view of the “important” role played by the clerks in the legal system. The bench said that the committee after examining the issues shall submit a report before the court. It was hearing a PIL moved by an association representing lawyers’ clerks seeking social security and welfare measures for them. The bench asked the Centre, the Delhi government, … [Read more...] about Delhi HC Sets Up Panel To Examine, Recommend Welfare Measures For Lawyers’ Clerks
Viet Nam News HÀNỘI — The Ministry of Finance’s (MOF) two proposals to increase value-added tax (VAT) would have various impacts on the overall economy and household welfare, said Nguyễn Đức Thành, Director of the Việt Nam Institute for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR). Thành made the statement during a seminar held by VEPR on Thursday in Hà Nội, themed ‘Assessing the impacts of value-added tax increases on the overall economy and household welfare’. Since 2017, the MoF had repeatedly proposed amendments to current tax laws towards increasing the number of tax rates, including raising the VAT under two separate scenarios. Under the first scenario, VAT will be raised by 20 per cent, meaning that the commodities currently subject to 5 per cent and 10 per cent VAT, will be levied at 6 per cent and 12 per cent VAT, respectively. The second scenario proposed is that commodities currently liable for a rate … [Read more...] about VAT plan would hit household welfare: VEPR
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Apoorva Mandhani June 19, 2018 2:22 pm Change Font Size The Uttarakhand High Court recently suggested that the State may frame a suitable legislation for welfare of Advocates’ clerks, noting that there existed no law laying down their service conditions. The Bench comprising Justice Lok Pal Singh and Justice Rajiv Sharma further opined that the State should make a Contingency Fund to provide ex gratia payment to the family members of the advocates’ clerks in the case of their untimely death or fatal bodily injury, observing, “The advocates’ clerks are the integral part of the justice delivery system. Most of the advocates’ clerks are registered. It is the need of the hour that effective steps should be taken by the State Government to ameliorate their grievances.” The Court was hearing a Petition filed by the High Court Advocates Clerk Bar Association, which is a society constituted for … [Read more...] about Consider Formulating Law For Welfare Of Advocates’ Clerks: Uttarakhand HC To State [Read Judgment]
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics A failing car is one of the last assets James Howlett and his family have left in Milwaukee, but he worries its value could keep them from getting public assistance as Wisconsin adds more requirements for welfare. (Alyssa Schukar for The Washington Post) by Robert Samuels by Robert Samuels Email the author April 22 at 8:55 PM Email the author MILWAUKEE — The shock absorbers in James Howlett’s Ford Fusion were busted, but he and his partner, Nadine, packed their two children inside anyway. They were already homeless, and their time on food stamps was running out. They needed to fix the car and dig … [Read more...] about Wisconsin is the GOP model for ‘welfare reform.’ But as work requirements grow, so does one family’s desperation.