The apathy of the former Law Minister Mr. H.R. Bharadwaj ( Arrogance and Hypocrisy ) cost him heavily... The New Law Minister Shri M. Veerappa Moiley is expected to do within first 100 days: dignity and honour to the profession of lawyers by enacting the Advocates ( Protection against Prosecution ) Rules, 2008 duly approved by the Bar Council of India by Resolution No. 59 of 2008 on 134th and 14th April, 2008.
Access to lawyers and legal services
1. All persons are entitled to call upon the assistance of a lawyer of their choice to protect and
establish their rights and to defend them in all stages of criminal proceedings.
2. Governments shall ensure that efficient procedures and responsive mechanisms for
effective and equal access to lawyers are provided for all persons within their territory and
subject to their jurisdiction, without distinction of any kind, such as discrimination based on
race, colour, ethnic origin, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social
origin, property, birth, economic or other status.
3. Governments shall ensure the provision of sufficient funding and other resources for legal
services to the poor and, as necessary, to other disadvantaged persons. Professional
associations of lawyers shall cooperate in the organization and provision of services, facilities
and other resources.
4. Governments and professional associations of lawyers shall promote programmes to inform
the public about their rights and duties under the law and the important role of lawyers in
protecting their fundamental freedoms. Special attention should be given to assisting the poor
and other disadvantaged persons so as to enable them to assert their rights and where
necessary call upon the assistance of lawyers.
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Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers by UNO is the Bible for Lawyers...The Government of India is the signatory to it. Thus committing to international obligations. Within India and beyond India. This charter should hold mirror to Parliament, Executive and Judiciary. This charter makes the Profession of Lawyers- the Priviledged Profession.The legal fraternity should rise to the occasion and ever vigilant to their Rights and Duties. Give dignity and honour to Profession of Lawyers.
The delinquent has a right to demand charge sheet in english or Hindi as desired by him.As per Statutory Rules applicable to most of government departments inclding Public Sector Financial Institutions/ Companies: As per G.S.R 1052 - In exercise of the powers conferred by section 8, read with sub-section(4) of section 3 of the Official Languages Act, 1963 (19 of 1963), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely ; The Official Languages (Use for Official Purpose of the Union)RULES, 1976 (As Amended, 1987) 7. Application, representations etc. - (3) Where an employee desires any order or notice relating to service matters (including disciplinary proceedings) required to be served on him to be in Hindi, or as the case may be, in English, it shall be given to him in that language without undue delay.