Delhi Govt approves Rs 40 cr for lawyers welfare

Oct31,2020 #AAP #Delhi #GOVERNMENT


Arvind Kejriwal promised Fund for Lawyers welfare last year and now fulfilling promise Delhi government approved around Rs 40 crore.

The said fund will be provided for medical insurance of Rs 5 lakh and term insurance of Rs 10 lakh to lawyers, who are residents of Delhi.

Kailash Gahlot Delhi Law minister announcing the approval of fund minister explained detailed allocation of the fund.

Delhi Advocates will be insured under the CM Advocates Welfare Scheme, which was announced by the Delhi Govt in Dec last year. The Delhi Govt had set aside a corpus of Rs 50 crore for the welfare of lawyers under the scheme.

Kailash Gahlot Delhi Law minister tweeted, “Honble CM @ArvindKejriwal had last year announced CM Adv Welfare Scheme with an allocated budget of Rs 50 Cr. As a final step towards implementation of Scheme, Delhi Cabinet on 29.10.20 has approved expenditure of more than 40.60 Cr for purchase of Life Ins & MediClaim Policies”.

Minister Arvind Kejriwal assigned thirteen member committee in Nov last year.

The committee was headed by the Supreme Court Bar Association president Rakesh Khanna, to recommend utilization of the fund for welfare of advocates.

Assigned committee recommended group mediclaim policy of Rs 5 lakh & a life insurance cover of Rs 10 lakh for each lawyer, besides setting up e-libraries & creche facilities in District Courts through the fund.


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