Govt sets up a committee to examine insurance cover to advocates.

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The government has set up a committee to examine the issues related to framing of a proper, structured scheme for providing insurance cover to advocates and suggest modalities for its implementation.

Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has set up the five-member panel under the chairmanship of Secretary Legal Affairs. The committee will recommend a comprehensive insurance scheme for the welfare of advocates all over the country to address concerns relating to untimely death and medical insurance. The committee will submit its reports within three months.

Earlier this month, a delegation of lawyers led by Supreme Court senior advocate Manan Mishra and Members of Bar Council of India and office bearers of various Advocates Associations met Mr Prasad in connection with their concerns and demands. The Minister had promised that the government would seriously consider setting up of the scheme.

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