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Tareekh pe tareekh: 9 months after 10th bar exam, certificates of practice now available in some states (but not in Maha or Karnataka)

Producing certificates of practice: A long and hard job, clearly...Producing certificates of practice: A long and hard job, clearly...

The Bar Council of India (BCI) announced yesterday (see below) that the long-awaited certificates of practice for those who passed the 10th All India Bar Exam (AIBE) held on 26 March 2017 are now available, but only for 19 states.

Some big states, however, remain absent from the list, such as Maharashtra and Goa, and Karnataka.

The 10th bar exam date itself had been delayed several times, while results for the AIBE X had also been delayed, with it taking more than 2 months for resuts to be published.

Meanwhile, the 11th bar exam was held on 3 December 2017, with fees having been hiked by 40% over the past years, which the BCI refused to provide reasons for in an RTI.

In respect of the AIBE X certificates, the AIBE website stated:

The COP for AIBE-X for the below mentioned states have been released and it is available for distribution at the respective state bar council. Candidate are requested to collect their CERTIFICATE OF PRACTICE (COP) from their respective state bar council “

1 Andhra Pradesh

2 Assam

3 Bihar

4 Chhattisgarh

5 Gujarat

6 Himachal Pradesh

7 Jammu & Kashmir

8 Jharkhand

9 Kerala

10 Madhya Pradesh

11 Manipur

12 Meghalaya

13 Punjab and Haryana.

14 Rajasthan

15 Tamil Nadu

16 Tripura

17 Uttar Pradesh

18 Uttarakhand

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Like +1 Object -0 Guest 06 Jan 18, 10:27
Please keep highlighting the incompetence and corruption in the Bar Council instead of one-off stories.
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Like +1 Object -0 Down with BCI 06 Jan 18, 16:22
Mr Kian you should report this story from the Hindu. Yesterday Justice Kirubakaran of the Madras HC has yet again slammed the BCI for giving licences to rubbish law colleges. In the past too Justice Kirubakaran has criticised the BCI for allowing "goondas" to practice law and suggested that the 3 year LLB course be scrapped and the 5 year course be applicable everywhere.

Kindly seek a comment from Manan Mishra, as the proliferation of law schools happened during his tenure. The law minister should also answer, as Mishra is a BJP member.
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Like +0 Object -0 bmw 09 Jan 18, 12:17
This is indeed a big scam and hats off to the court. The next hearing is coming up soon. I hope this reaches Parliament.
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 10 Jan 18, 08:47
Bar and Bench has reported on the SC order rebuking the BCI for opening rubbish law colleges. This follows Justice Kirubakaran's order a few days ago. Kindly report on all this. Manan Mishra needs to go.
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