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Manan Kumar Mishra

11 June 2013

The Bar Council of India’s (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra and vice chairman Zafar A Khan will prepare a report on the manner in which the BCI and the state bar councils could participate in the appointment process of Supreme Court judges and the chief justices of all high courts. The report is planned to be submitted to the central and state governments.

The BCI is acting on the Madhya Pradesh state bar council’s and high court’s letter written to it, highlighting the concerns of former assistant solicitor general of India Radhe Lal Gupta. Gupta had shot a letter in March to all SC judges and chief justices of all HCs, questioning why some name recommendations to the SC collegium for judicial appointments were not considered positively.

Taking this into account the BCI has resolved to lobby for representation of lawyers’ bodies in the appointment process and has decided to raise this issue at a conference of judges and lawyers expected to be held after the court vacations. [Express]

The collegium system of judicial appointments has been a recent bone of contention between the executive and judiciary.

28 January 2013

The New York TimesIndia Ink blog has interviewed the Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra who said that around 4,000 complaints were pending with the BCI, which is the state bar councils’ appellate body for disciplinary cases, while around 1.7 million lawyers were enrolled.

09 January 2013

imageBreaking: The Bar Council of India (BCI) today retracted its 5 January request to the administrators of all Indian law schools to reserve at least two seats in each course for BCI nominees.

27 November 2012

Mishra Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra in an insightful interview with legal website Bar & Bench reiterated his strong opposition to the entry of foreign law firms, noted that the BCI had been cancelling licenses for around 10 law schools per meeting, expressed a grouse against law teachers and promised to bring law firm misconduct under the BCI’s scanner with the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF).

07 June 2012

BCI crackdown: One teacher, many collegesAdvocates must renew their licence to practice every five years after paying Rs 600 as renewal fees, according to a resolution passed by the Bar Council of India (BCI) on 1 June.

30 May 2012

Bar examThe fourth All India Bar Examination (AIBE) would be held in August 2012, said Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra, although the planned AIBE board has not yet been constituted.

17 April 2012

Mishra: Takes the chair todaySenior advocate Manan Kumar Mishra, Bihar State Bar Council’s representative to the Bar Council of India (BCI), unanimously won this year’s election for BCI chairman on 15 April and took charge with effect from today.