Shubham Bhardwaj (Advocate) 31 July 2021
Dear Mr Arun,
There are only 2 categories of Advocates in India. 1. Advocates and (2) Senior Advocates.
Senior Advocates are designated by the High Court or in some cases by the Supreme Court. The designation is done as per points based on pre-determined criteria after the Indira Jaising's case in 2018. Prior to that the designations were done according to full court voting. Apart from that there is no other category.
Learned Advocate is used only as an adjective by the court to show respect towards the 'Bar'. Bar is the collective body of advocates.
Shubham Bhardwaj (Advocate)
District & Session Court, Chandigarh
Punjab & Haryana High Court, at Chandigarh
Dr J C Vashista (Advocate) 01 August 2021
Well advised by expert Mr. Shubham Bhardwaj, I agree and appreciate.
You may refer to section 16, 24 and 24 A of the Advocates Act, 1961 for a detailed study if you have any concern for this academic question.