The Bar Council of Delhi is an autonomous statutory body constituted under Advocates Act, 1961. It enjoys varied powers, functions and duties. As of today it has over 60,000 registered member advocates, making it the largest bar council in the country.
The Bar Council believe in the words of The Mahatma who said, “The first thing you must bear in mind, is if your world spiritualize the practice of Law not to make your profession subservient to the interest of your purse, as it is unfortunately, but too often, the case at present, but to use your profession for the service of your country.”
In such an unprecedented crisis being faced by the Advocates in Delhi/NCR, it is resolved that the Indigent and Disabled Committee of Bar Council of Delhi, is authorised to consider applications for grant of financial assistance, in genuine and bonafide cases of advocates, to the extent of Rs. 5,000 per Advocate.