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SCBA Membership Mandatory for Chamber Allotment in Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court today upheld the condition prescribed in Supreme Court Lawyers’ Chambers (Allotment and Occupancy) Rules which says that membership of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) is mandatory for getting chamber allotted in Supreme Court.

The Bench comprising Justice AK Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan.

The court said about block period as follows,

“Since, sometime has elapsed when the block period was fixed by the Judges’ Allotment Committee and we have extended the date for making application, the only modification which can be done is to put the block period from October 01, 2013 to September 30, 2018. It is during this period the applicant shall have to satisfy the criteria and appearances or filing as indicated above.”

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