The Supreme Court asked the Solicitor General- Tushar Mehta to conduct a meeting to discuss the proposal of bar associations for centre to arrange financial aid of 3 lakhs to the struggling lawyers with bar associations standing as guarantors.
Earlier, the CJI said that the primary responsibility is of the Bar and the Government is having the secondary. So, they should channelize all the possible funds first.
Then, the Senior Advocate PS Narasimha, appearing on the behalf of the Bar Councils submitted that the Bar Associations and the Bar Councils have done whatever is possible within their capacities. And now they are drained out of the funds.
"I am not saying you haven't done anything. But you can do more," the CJI said while suggesting that apart from seeking subsidized loans from Government, the Bar Councils should explore the possibility of raising money from the public.
Then CJI turned to the SG saying that they have suggested the Bar Councils to continue inviting funds from the public who can afford, but the lawyers are also expecting the Centre to make available loans for which Bar Council can stand guarantee. So, then proposed him to convene a meeting with the BCI Chairman and their counsel- Advocate Narasimha to come to an amicable solution.