Dr. V.S.Ahlawat elected as Chairman and J.K.Maheshwari elected as Co-Chairman of Punjab and Haryana Bar Council

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Dr. V.S.Ahlawat elected as Chairman and J.K.Maheshwari elected as Co-Chairman of Punjab and Haryana Bar Council

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The Voice of Chandigarh News

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A Meeting of the General House of Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana was convened. The members including the office-bearers Jai Vir Yadav, Chairman, Karanjit Singh, Vice-Chairman and Harpreet Singh Garcha, Hony. Secretary attended the meeting.  The members unanimously accepted the resignation of the Chairman  Jai Vir Yadav and expressed their heartfelt obligation to the outgoing Chairman for outstanding services rendered by him, specially perusing welfare scheme of Advocates Welfare Act to be implemented in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.

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After the resignation from the post of Chairman, Jai Vir Yadav proposed name of Dr. Vijender Singh Ahlawat for the post of Chairman.  All the members unanimously accepted the said proposal. The newly elected Chairman assured the House that he will leave no stone unturned in getting the welfare schemes implemented and pursue all the welfare policies of Advocates.

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The House also unanimously created a post of Co-Chairman and  Joginder Kumar Maheshwari was also unanimously elected as Co-Chairman.

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Ahlawat is 40th Chairman whereas the first Chairman was elected on 24.12.1961. The Bar Council Punjab and Haryana which is a statutory body has been established under section 3 of Advocate Act 1961 for the states of Punjab & Haryana and the Union Territory Chandigarh. The main functions of the Bar Council are mainly to enroll eligible law graduates as an Advocate, to entertain and determine the cases of the misconduct against advocate on its roll; to safeguard the rights, privileges and interest of advocates on its roll; to work for welfare of its Members; to visit and inspect the universities in accordance with directions of the Bar Council of India and promote and support law reforms etc.

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The Bar Council consists of 25 members elected by Advocates enrolled with Council and Advocate-General of Punjab and Haryana as its ex-officio members. At present about 92 thousand advocate are on its roll and Bar Associations are affiliated with the Council.

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