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The Advocates' Welfare Fund Act, 2001

ACT NO. 45 OF 2001 [14th September, 2001].

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and commencement
2 Definitions
Chapter II Constitution of Advocates' Welfare Fund
3 Advocates' Welfare Fund
Chapter III Establishment of Trustee Committee
4 Establishment of Trustee Committee
5 Disqualifications and removal of Chairperson or Member of Trustee Committee
6 Resignation by nominated Chairperson and Members of Trustee Committee and filling up of casual vacancy
7 Vacancies, etc., not to invalidate proceedings of Trustee Committee
8 Meetings of Trustee Committee
9 Travelling and daily allowances to Chairperson and Members of Trustee Committee
10 Vesting and application of Fund
11 Functions of Trustee Committee
12 Borrowing and investment
13 Accounts and audit
14 Powers and duties of Secretary
15 Payment of certain monies to Fund by State Bar Council
Chapter IV Recognition of any Association of Advocates
16 Recognition by a State Bar Council of any association of advocates
17 Duties of State Bar Associations and State Advocates' Associations
Chapter V Membership and Payment out of Advocates' Welfare Fund
18 Membership in Fund
19 Ex-gratia grant to a member of Fund
20 Review
21 Payment of amount on cessation of practice
22 Restriction on alienation, attachment, etc., of interest of member in Fund
23 Exemption from income-tax
24 Group Life Insurance for members of Fund and other benefits
25 Appeal against decision or order of Trustee Committee
Chapter VI Printing, Distribution and Cancellation of Stamps
26 Printing and distribution of Advocates' Welfare Fund Stamps by State Bar Council
27 Vakalatnama to bear stamps
Chapter VII Miscellaneous
28 Certain persons not to be eligible for benefits
29 Protection of action taken in good faith
30 Bar of jurisdiction of civil courts
31 Power to summon witnesses and take evidence
32 Power to amend Schedules I and II
33 Power of appropriate Government to issue directions
34 Power of appropriate Government to supersede Trustee Committee
35 Power of Central Government to make rules
36 Power of State Government to make rules
37 Rules and notifications to be laid before Parliament or State Legislature
38 Saving

An Act to provide for the constitution of a welfare fund for the benefit of advocates and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-second Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

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