Delhi High Court has stated that Lawyer’s clerks are part and parcel of the existing judicial system. This was observed by the bench in a petition filed by the Delhi High Court Bar Associations seeking enforcement of various welfare measures.
The Court observed that clerks are an important part of the system. They discharge their duties from early morning till late night at the campus. Therefore, the medical facilities available in the Dispensary at Delhi HC and the canteen facility available to the employees of the Registry should be extended to the clerks. The Court further observed that both formalities and guidelines are required to be laid down for these facilities.
The Court constituted a committee consisting of Sr advocates Arvind Nigam, Kirti Uppal, Inderbir Singh Alag, Mohit Mathur and Adv Abhijat and Rashpal Thakur. Furthermore, the Registrar General and two officers nominated by the Registrar General would be part of the committee. The Court has asked the committee to conclude its deliberation within six weeks.
The Delhi High Court, in Delhi High Court Bar Clerks Association v. Union of India, has directed to extend the medical and canteen facilities to the members of the petitioner’s association.