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What Has The SCBA Proposed

  • The Supreme Court Bar Association has sent a proposal to the Chief Justice of India for considering Supreme Court lawyers for elevation as High Court judges.
  • A statement made by the SCBA showed the CJI’s agreement to the proposal to elevate SC lawyers as High court judges.
  • The SCBA has also said that the CJI has requested the High court Chief Justices to consider SC lawyers for elevation.
  • It also created a Search Committee to identify deserving and meritorious SC lawyers.

What Has The DHCBA Said

  • The Delhi High Court Bar Association has opposed the proposal and written a letter to the CJI.
  • The DHCBA claims that the proposal is unfair, arbitrary and discriminatory as it creates a separate class of lawyers and causes resentment among a large section of lawyers and demoralises them.
  • The DHCBA has also stated that the claims made by the SCBA are false and misleading and undermines the calibre of High Court lawyers.
  • It has requested the CJI to repeal any direction given on the issue, if any.
  • It has disapproved of the Search Committee established and iterated that the task of elevating lawyers is that of the Collegium.

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