CHENNAI: The Rules Committee of the Madras High Court, comprising Justices S Manikumar, S Nagamuthu, Rajiv Shakdher, M M Sundresh and P N Prakash, has invited suggestions on the amended rules of the Advocates Act, 1961, at its first meeting held on Thursday.
The meeting resolved to display the resolutions adopted at the Full Court meeting on June 16 on the notice boards of all district courts to enable the advocates to know about the five-judge committee that has been formed to receive the suggestions and representations from recognised Bar associations throughout Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
During the meeting, the committee further resolved to receive representations from the recognised Bar associations either directly or through the Registrar-General of Madras High Court or through the Principal Judges of all the districts concerned on the amended rules to the Advocates Act and to hear them.
In view of the above resolution passed by the five-judge committee, the office-bearers of all the recognised Bar associations in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry could submit their representations and suggestions, if any, on this issue, the resolution added.
Meanwhile, the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, in a press note, said the time limit for submitting applications under the Bar Council of India Certificate and Place of Practice (Verification) Rules, 2015, had been extended by another three months.
In light of the orders dated June 30 of the Supreme Court, the Bar Council of India in New Delhi has extended the time limit by three months for submission of the applications without late fee.
“Therefore, we request you to submit the applications under the said rules on or before September 30,” Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry secretary V Dakshinamoorthy added in the press note.
Advocates have been on the warpath over the amended rules and had recently held a rail blockade in several places in the State.