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Bar Council to protest Bill on regulation of legal education

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Published : Oct 3, 2019, 1:42 am IST
Updated : Oct 3, 2019, 1:42 am IST

The Winter session of the Parliament commences in November and concludes in December.

The general council of the BCI in its meeting on Wednesday has decided to “strongly protest” against the government’s move and fight it “tooth and nail”.
 The general council of the BCI in its meeting on Wednesday has decided to “strongly protest” against the government’s move and fight it “tooth and nail”.

New Delhi: The Bar Council of India on Wednesday said that it plans to gherao the Parliament during its Winter Session if government did not backtrack on its move to take away from the legal profession’s  apex body the powers to regulate the  legal education to hand it over to the proposed Higher Education Commission of India (HECI).

The Winter session of the Parliament commences in November and concludes in December.

The general council of the BCI in its meeting on Wednesday has decided to “strongly protest” against the government’s move and fight it “tooth and nail”.

The Centre plans to junk the existing University Grant Commission that regulates the Higher Education within the country and replace it with Higher Education Commission of India. The existing UGC has nothing to do with the regulation of legal education.

The proposed Higher Education Commission of India (Repeal of University Grant Commission) Bill, 2019, is likely to be introduced during the Winter Session of Parliament.

The chairman, Bar Council of India Manan Kumar Mishra said that it has been  decided that a meeting of the state bar councils from across the country to protest against the move to strip the Bar Ccouncil of India of its powers to regulate the legal education would be held on October 12.

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