MPs can now sponsor the construction of buildings of Bar associations even at tehsil level.
MPs can also recommend MPLADS funds to Bar association library for purchase of books upto `50,000 per annum for lower and district courts.
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has now revised the guidelines of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) and included buildings of Bar associations in the list of constructions allowed under it.
So far, under the MPLADS guidelines, community infrastructure and public utility building works are only permissible for registered societies or trusts and books are not covered.
As per the revised guidelines of MPLADS, MPs may recommend their MPLADS funds to the bar Associations at the tehsil, sub-division and district level for construction of building of the bar association. But, the land to be proposed for the Bar association building should be owned by either central, state government or local self-government.
According to a circular by the Ministry, the recommendations of MPs will have to be approved by a committee consisting of district magistrate of the respective district as chairman, public prosecutor nominated by district judge, registrar of the respective court and two eminent advocates nominated by the Bar council as members.