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Varanasi News Updates: Allahabad High Court: Election of High Court Bar Association will be held on December 1, High Court has decided the names of Elder Committee members

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Additional Solicitor General Shashiprakash appointed chairman, directed to start the election process with the general assembly meeting on October 18.

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The annual election of the High Court Bar Association for the year 2021-22 will be held on December 1. Along with this, the High Court has also fixed the names of the members of the Elder Committee. On October 18, a meeting of the general body has been called and instructions have been given to start the election process. After March 2019, the general elections of the bar could not be held due to Corona. In this regard, advocate Santosh Kumar Mishra and others had filed a public interest litigation. The petition challenged the appointment of senior advocate GS Chaturvedi as the chairman of the Elder Committee. There was also a demand to hold elections.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice MN Bhandari and Justice Piyush Agrawal, hearing the matter, requested both the parties (petitioners and the Bar Executive) to settle the matter by mutual consent. At the behest of the court, both the parties formed a committee of five senior advocates and held a meeting, but no consensus could be reached. When the matter reached the court again, on the request of the court, the names of two senior advocates each were suggested for the Elder Committee on behalf of both the parties.

Whereas the court itself decided the name for the post of chairman. Thus the names of senior advocates NC Rajvanshi, TP Singh, OP Singh and Anil Tiwari were decided for the Elder Committee. The court has appointed senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General Shashi Prakash Singh as the chairman of the committee.

The court has clarified that this committee has been constituted as an exception only once. The committee will work in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Bar and conduct elections. With the consent of both the parties, the date of October 18 has been fixed for the meeting of the General Body. The court has clarified that this arrangement has been made only for the conduct of this year’s election and this order should not be made an example for future.

The court itself will monitor the election program
The bench said that no publicity material for election campaign should be pasted or hung on the walls of the High Court premises or in any part of the city. The nomination of any candidate found doing so will be cancelled. The election process will be monitored by the court itself to ensure compliance with its directions. The next hearing on the petition will be on November 15.

according to the schedule of elections

  • 18 October – General Assembly meeting
  • 27 October – Publication of voter list
  • November 1 – Publication of final voter list after disposal of objections
  • November 10 to 12 – Sale and nomination of ballot papers
  • November 17- Nomination
  • November 18 – Scrutiny of ballots
  • November 22 – Publication of final voter list
  • December 1 – Voting

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The annual election of the High Court Bar Association for the year 2021-22 will be held on December 1. Along with this, the High Court has also fixed the names of the members of the Elder Committee. On October 18, a meeting of the general body has been called and instructions have been given to start the election process. After March 2019, the general elections of the bar could not be held due to Corona. In this regard, advocate Santosh Kumar Mishra and others had filed a public interest litigation. The petition challenged the appointment of senior advocate GS Chaturvedi as the chairman of the Elder Committee. There was also a demand to hold elections.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice MN Bhandari and Justice Piyush Agrawal, hearing the matter, requested both the parties (petitioners and the Bar Executive) to settle the matter by mutual consent. At the behest of the court, both the parties formed a committee of five senior advocates and held a meeting, but no consensus could be reached. When the matter reached the court again, on the request of the court, the names of two senior advocates each were suggested for the Elder Committee on behalf of both the parties.

Whereas for the post of chairman, the court itself decided the name. Thus the names of senior advocates NC Rajvanshi, TP Singh, OP Singh and Anil Tiwari were decided for the Elder Committee. The court has appointed senior advocate and Additional Solicitor General Shashi Prakash Singh as the chairman of the committee.

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