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SCBA Elections 2022

The Supreme Court Bar Association will conduct its Presidential Debate today. The elections are to be held on April 27, 2022

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Each candidate is given 5 minutes for the speech

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The debate to start shortly

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Sr Adv Pinky Anand: we will switch off the mic once 5 minutes is crossed

#SCBAElections #SCBA #SupremeCourt
Candidate for the post of Hony Secretary A Baskar to speak

Seeks some time

Next candidate called out: Anil Hooda for the post of Hony Secretary speaks
Hooda: Chambers for the lawyers are lying vacant in new building. This is because of the attitude of the past secretaries. I am also among the proposed allottees. I assure if elected we will resolve the issue of allotment of chambers within 3 months.
Hooda: Contest for my post is between haves and have nots. I am ready to fight for allotment of chambers. Are you ???

Hooda: When someone passed away recently, no token of respect was sent by SCBA. There was a hospital which had to be started and it is still being awaited. Parking at new building is needed too.

Hooda: Sirf Hungama khada karna humara maqsad nahi


Adv Rahul Kaushik: Thank you for electing me Jt Secretary thrice. I was always available during the COVID vaccination. We had placed orders for lockers. My agenda if elected: allotment of chambers within 3 months

Adv Kaushik: ILI and ISI can be shifted to somewhere else so that more parking is created. SCBA memebers as HC judges proposal will be taken up. Streamline issues related to filing of matters by registry

Adv kaushik: Hospital needs to be set up near the SC premises. To have a lecture series by senior lawyers. Library to be updated. To ensure hi speed wifi and placement of younger members of bar with senior members.

Adv Manish Kumar: SCBA housing welfare is a topic I have come across with many colleagues. Supreme Towers Association is facing water shortage etc. My next agenda is to have 75 years function for SCBA
Adv Kumar: I will aim to have a fitness centre, health camp. Streamline issuance of proxy cards. List of arbitrators from Bar to be shared with CJI secretariat. We can share notes with Law clerks of judges also. I will always be there with the bar.

Adv Ardhendumauli Kumar Prasad: Last year we lost many of your colleagues to COVID. I must inform work done by us in last year. Every member of exec committee fulfilled the task assigned to them.

AK Prasad: Bar came together to financially support the lawyers. Each and every penny was disbursed to the applicants. Wholehearted participation in sports event showed fraternity. We have installed 8 new ACs and printers in library. Infrastructure revamped

AK Prasad: I had filed a PIL seeking to create a judicial vista having consultation rooms etc and other infrastructural benefits which will make bar self accomplished for the next 150 years. #SCBAElections2022
Prasad: I promise for the allotment of lawyers chambers, upgradation of canteen facilities and more charging points of laptops etc. I promise only what I can deliver. We can achieve only when we stand united.
Adv Rajeev Kumar Shrivastava: without support of seniors I wouldn't be here today. I have a Super 30 action for all. Bigger SCBA rooms, financial help for juniors, e vehicle for all in SC, Updated library, own SCBA playground, Pursue CJI for protection of adv bill
Adv Rajeev Kumar Shrivastava: we will have a new lady Bar room in new SC building, having Farewell parties for members. I will ensure sufficient oxygen cylinders are available. Pandemic is not over.

Adv Rajeev Kumar Shrivastava: Mahatma Gandhis statue outside SC stairs will be covered in glass.


Sr Adv Ranjit Kumar for the post of President, SCBA: I joined the bar in 1980 and it will be 42 years in SC now. I founded the AoR association with 6 colleagues.

Kumar: many say I am inaccessible and therefore not good candidate. To be busy and practice in Supreme Court we don't become inaccessible. Our existence in this court is because we practice law. This is what I wanted to make it clear.

Kumar: allotment of chambers is pending since three years. I wish to resolve this before May 20 so that lawyers can do up their offices in the 7 week vacation. Who cant be accommodated will be accommodated in cubicles. State of the art medical facility will be provided
Kumar: all of us come from outside Delhi. Therefore we need homes in Delhi NCR.

Sr Adv Vikas Singh for the post of President: After the pandemic of last year, SC is not the same. This is a unique court as lawyers brief lawyers. Advocates leave comfort out of homes and stay on rent here and this physical hearing was a must.
Singh: virtual hearing is only in reciprocity. If Patna or Madras lawyer practice here then we should also be allowed to practice there. I propose amendment to AoR exam rule for exemption of lawyers who have been practicing in SC for the last 10 years.
Singh: very soon we will get a grant by which we will create a club with facilities so that SCBA members can use it and marriages can be held.
Singh: Please elect a strong EC so that we can do what we wanted to do. The elevation of SCBA members could not happen only because the names were leaked to media.

Adv Neeraj Kumar Shrivastava for the post of President:we aim to make a big playground for indoor and outdoor games. We will create transparency and will also attempt to restore the dignity of lawyers.

Sr Adv Pinky Anand: Candidates will have to report to the library tomorrow morning for sealing of ballot boxes. Campaigning stops today and no campaigning till April 26, even by SMS.

Anand: Any candidate or his agent violating guidelines or Model Code of Conduct will risk being disqualified. may the best Man win. Unfortunately no lady in the race for the post of President and Hony Secretary. Let's leave it at that.

Event ends


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