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BANGALORE: The High Court on Wednesday directed the Karnataka Bar Council to file objection in the petition filed by its members seeking amendment of Karnataka Advocates Bar Council Welfare Fu

Published: 02nd February 2012 06:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 05:48 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: The High Court on Wednesday directed the Karnataka Bar Council to file objection in the petition filed by its members seeking amendment of Karnataka Advocates Bar Council Welfare Fund Act, 1983.

The petitioners, Shivraj Patil and 45 others, stated that section 16(1) of the Act, which stipulates that medical facilities be provided to only those completing five years in the council membership, be amended to extend the facility to all members.

They also contended that benefits such as ex-gratia should be provided to all, sans discrimination on the basis of seniority. Justice Abdul Nazeer directed the council to file objection on the issue and adjourned further hearing on the petition till February 13.

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