Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a budgetary provision of annual Rs 50-crore allowance for various welfare schemes for lawyers in Delhi-NCR. Kejriwal announced that every year, Rs 50 crore will be granted for social security schemes for lawyers and the amount can be enhanced depending upon ground realities.
Besides, he is also mulling to bring lawyers within the ambit of the Delhi Government Employees Health Scheme (DGEHS).
Kejriwal’s announcement comes post-February 12 nationwide protests which, however, did not generate much response from the Centre and saw the BCI saying that the government’s attitude annoyed the lawyers who have been long demanding welfare measures.
The announcement has brought cheers among lawyers who thanked the Chief Minister at a programme organised at the Tis Hazari court complex on Wednesday.
The budgetary provision was started many years back by lawyers but now finally it got a green signal from Delhi CM.