Staff Reporter

BANGALORE: The Federation of Bar Associations in Karnataka has appealed to the Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs S. Suresh Kumar to amend the Karnataka Advocates’ Welfare Act regarding payment of money on an advocate’s retirement or death. It urged the Minister to ensure that the amendment is quickly moved in the winter session of the legislature.

Federation president K.N. Subba Reddy told presspersons here on Wednesday that the Bar Council of Karnataka had proposed that the payment be enhanced to Rs. 4 lakh from Rs. 3.5 lakh. Mr. Reddy wanted the number of family courts to be increased to six in Bangalore, and these courts which are now located at Nyaya Degula on Siddaiah Road be shifted to Civil Court Complex.

Dinakaran case

Expressing distress over the uncertainty in the elevation of Chief Justice of Karnataka P.D. Dinakaran to the Supreme Court, he said, The delay in taking a decision has dented the image of the judiciary, and the Supreme Court collegium ought to take an immediate decision.”