Plan for online polls to Bar bodies gets a thumbs up - ECAS Punjab

Plan for online polls to Bar bodies gets a thumbs up

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Ramkrishan Upadhyay

Tribune news service

Chandigarh, August 17

Approximately 22, 061 advocates have favoured holding online election of the office-bearers of Bar associations of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. The Bar Councils of Punjab and Haryana have recently conducted an online survey on the issue. As per the result of the survey, while a majority of the advocates favoured the online election, only 6,200 opposed the suggestions. Besides, a majority of the advocates also supported starting of physical hearings in courts. According to the survey, 21,179 advocates supported the suggestion to start physical hearings in courts, while 7,082 were not in favour of the same.

Karanjit Singh, chairman, Bar Council, said the online opinion poll undertaken by the Bar Council of the Punjab and Haryana HC had been successful and it was a first of its kind in the country. He said the Bar Council had decided to convey the genuine feelings of advocates of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to the Chief Justice and the administrative committee of judges of the High Court about starting physical hearings in courts.

The Bar Council conducted the online survey on various issues in three phases for advocates of the Tricity, Punjab and Haryana. A total of 28,261 advocates participated in the exercise.

from The Tribune

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