SCBA President Vikas Singh Seeks an Audience With CJI DY Chandrachud; To Discuss On Various Issues of The Legal Fraternity

(Judicial Quest News Network)

New Delhi March, 25, 2023: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA), President Mr. Vikas Singh on Saturday wrote to Chief Justice of India (CJI), DY Chandrachud raising issues of the bar including lack of space for lawyers on the Supreme Court premises.

Singh, in his letter, also raised the issues of the elevation of the lawyers to the High Courts and Supreme Court and expeditious and regular designation of Supreme Court Lawyers.

The letter includes the following issues to be discussed-

  1. To immediately start work on 1.33 acres of land by constructing maximum number of single allotment of chambers.
  2. Space for SCBA in Annexee building opposite Court no.12 for Office for the president, Secretary and meeting for the Executive Committee, power lunch room, additional ladies bar room, additional library/lounge, which is currently lying vacant.
  3. Cubicles to be built in all large halls of “D” And “E” Block in Additional Building Complex.
  4. Bigger space for crèche
  5. Elevation of Supreme Court lawyers to various high Courts.
  6. Expeditious and regular designation of Supreme Court lawyers.
  7. As regards our prayer “C” in the WP for getting the Foreign Correspondents Club Opposite the Supreme Court, we have written a letter on 18.03.2023 to the housing minister for allotment of the same to the SCBA and well shall be grateful if our request cloud be taken up administratively. Copy of the same is enclosed herewith as Annexure-1

In the recent past Supreme Court had held that it could not consider on the judicial side the plea of the SCBA to convert the entirety of 1.33 acres of the land allotted to the Supreme Court by the Central Governments space for lawyers’ chambers. It had said “SCBA cannot assert a right over the entirety of the 1.33 acres of land allotted to the Centre for converting to lawyer’s chambers”. But had left those issue open to be considered on the administrative side.

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