The government today said it would not take a decision on a Law Commission report, which has proposed stringent punishment against lawyers for misconduct, before holding consultations with the legal fraternity.
The union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters in New Delhi today that the government has not taken any decision on the recommendations of Law Commission.
I have instructed my ministry to hold effective and meaningful consultations with lawyers’ bodies to understand their concerns. Till the consultations are complete, no action will be taken on the law panel report.
Various bar bodies have alleged that the law panel prepared the report to amend the Advocates Act without properly consulting them and taking their views on board.
Members of the Bar Council of India, Adhivakta Parishad and various bodies representing advocates of Delhi courts today met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to protest the recommendations.