New Delhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that a 13-member committee has been constituted to implement the ‘Chief Minister Advocate Welfare’ scheme, which has a budget of Rs 50 crore. The scheme was announced by Mr Kejriwal a few months ago. The CM said suggestions of how and where to spend this budget will be sought from the lawyers.
Addressing the mediapersons, Mr Kejriwal said, ‘For the lawyers Delhi government is giving a fund of Rs 50 crore. A committee of 13 lawyers has been formed for this task, and this committee will decide in ten days of how and where to these Rs 50 crore. Rakesh Kumar Khanna will be the chairman of this committee, who is also the chairman of the SC Bar Association.’
‘The scheme will be implemented after the committee’s suggestion,’ he said. “This is the first government in the country that has given a budget of up to Rs 50 crore for the welfare of lawyers. This plan was also a part of our manifesto. We have started this scheme in order to fulfill our promises. We have tried to meet the demands of everyone from street vendors to those living in slums,’ he said.
K C Mittal, Chairperson of Bar Council of Delhi, will be a member of this committee. Chairman of Delhi High Court Bar Association Mohit Mathur and other senior lawyers Rahul Mehra, Ramesh Singh, Rajesh Kaushish, R K Wadhwa, N C Gupta, Hemant Mehta, Pramod Nagar, Rakesh Chehar, Kamal Mehta, Amitabh Chaturvedi will also be members of this committee.