Court : In The Hon'ble Supreme Court of India
Brief : The Supreme Court categorically ruled that as the apex professional body the Bar Council of India is concerned with the standards of the legal profession and the equipment of those who seek entry into that profession.
The Court further upheld the BCI’s stand that it should be possible for the authorities to ensure that a person having legal qualifications as presented by the Bar Council alone is appointed as principal of a Law College. Responding to the plea that the Bar Council has now watered down the qualification prescribed for principal’s post as a mere degree in law, the Court said thus:
It was stated during the course of arguments that the Bar Council of India itself has watered down the requirement that the Principal of a Law College must have a Postgraduate degree in law and has now provided that it is enough if he has a mere degree in law. This again is a matter for the Bar Council of India to ponder over and to consider whether there is any justification in watering down the qualification for a Principal as either a doctorate in law or a postgraduate degree in law.
[Bar Council of India v. Board of Mang. Dayanand Coll. of Law and Ors. Civil Appeal No. 5301-5302 of 2001 decided on November 28, 2006]
Citation : Bar Council of India v. Board of Mang. Dayanand Coll. of Law and Ors. Civil Appeal No. 5301-5302 of 2001 decided on November 28, 2006
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