Bar Council of India (BCI) has sent notices to Bar Associations of all the states that Bar Association’s elections to be organized simultaneously all over the country. The council has also suggested to conduct elections in the last week of March or in the first week of April. Pointing to BCI’s notice, the State Council has also sent a notice to the District Bar Association, Panipat.
Significantly, the election of District Bar Association, Panipat was completed on 17 December 2016. Advocate Nirmal Singh Gurjar-President, Ashok Kumar Grover-Vice President, Amit Kadian-Secretary, Gandharva Malhotra-Joint Secretary, Mohik Chaudhary-Treasurer was elected in this election for a year. The term of this committee is being completed on December 16, 2017. Lawyers seeking to contest elections have started to expand their scope of the Chamber to Chamber. Here, the BCI and Haryana State Bar Council have notified the District Bar Association that the elections will be done in the last week of March or in the first week of April. Nirmal Singh, head of the District Bar Association, while confirming the notice said that shortly after the meeting of the house, the notice of the Council will be made known to the lawyers associates.
In March-April, there will be an attempt to create consensus for the elections. This can postpone the Association’s election by nearly 100 days. If the consent is not created then the council will be informed about the decision of the house.
The same controversy happened in 2015 too
In the year 2015, the State Bar Council had issued notices to the District Bar Association, while attempting to hold elections simultaneously in the entire state. Elections were concluded on May 16, 2015 after the decision in the House meeting. Advocate Rajesh Sharma was elected as the President. Contradicting the election, the other party went to the High Court. The High Court had canceled the election of District Bar Association after May 11, 2015 declaring as invalid. Rajesh Sharma’s advocate moved to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court Double-Bench heard the election valid as the trial.