Tamil Nadu government has launched a new Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme 2021 for lawyers. In this CM Advocates Welfare Scheme, the state govt. will provide Rs. 3,000 per month as stipend to young lawyers. The Tamilnadu state govt. will start an online application / registration facility for eligible lawyers to avail the benefits of scheme. The apply online process will start soon by the TN state government in which young lawyers can apply online for this scheme.
Tamilnadu Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme 2021
CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami has announced a new TN Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme on 28 October 2020. The young lawyers will get stipend of Rs. 3,000 per month during their first 2 years of practice. This was a long pending demand of the legal fraternity. The CM Advocate Welfare Scheme would benefit young lawyers who otherwise find it hard to meet their basic needs during their initial years of practice.
Tamil Nadu Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme Eligibility
All those advocates who are practicing in Tamil Nadu, registered with Tamilnadu Bar Council and are also in voters list of the state will be able to apply for CM Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme. IT department will release the Chief Minister Young Lawyers Stipend Scheme online application form on the law department’s website.
The timely help to the young lawyers will go to long way in ensuring that the standards of advocates stays high. As a directive result, Tamilnadu will be able to produce great Advocates and eminent jurists in future. As per the Tamil Nadu Bar Council, around 1500 to 2000 young advocates would be benefited every year from this Tamil Nadu Young Advocates Stipend Scheme for lawyers.
Bar Council had earlier submitted a memorandum before the CM Edappadi K Palaniswami urging him to grant monthly stipend of Rs. 5,000 per month to the newly enrolled junior lawyers. The Bar Council was demanding such a scheme from the Tamil Nadu government to provide monthly allowance for over 10 years.
Importance of Young Lawyers Stipend Scheme
Lawyers play an important role in implementing rule of law in the society. Every young lawyer, after enrollment with the state bar council, has to undergo training under a senior advocate for at least 2 to 3 years. Particularly, for young advocates from rural parts of the state, it takes at least 3 to 4 years to set up individual practice. Most such lawyers find it hard to even meet their daily expenses during the incubation period and some are even compelled to switch to other profession. Therefore, in a bid to help such young lawyers, the Young Lawyers Monthly Stipend Scheme has been sanctioned.
On behalf of the entire legal fraternity, The Bar Council of Tamilnadu and Puducherry thanked CM and Law Minister to sanction the stipend to young Advocates. The announcement of TN Young Advocates Monthly Allowance Scheme is timely and would help young lawyers who have completely lost their livelihood due to Covid-19 lockdown.
Official Launch of TN Young Advocates Monthly Stipend Scheme
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has launched a new scheme to provide Rs. 3,000 per month as assistance for young law graduates. This scheme is for those who hail from economically poor backgrounds during the initial years of their careers. At a simple function held at the secretariat, 9 young law graduates received this assistance from the Chief Minister. This assistance will be given for two years.
Just after passing out of their colleges, Young advocates have to clear the All India Bar Examination to get themselves permanent registration in the Bar Council. After that, lawyers have to practice as junior advocates for two to three years. For the law students hailing from economically poor backgrounds in rural areas, it takes at least three or four years to become full-fledged advocates.
During this period, many are under poverty, and a few move to some other professions unable to stabilise themselves as advocates. Now, this special scheme will help those advocates. When the scheme was announced in July, the State Bar Council had announced that only law graduates from government law colleges with less than Rs.2.5 lakh annual income and aged under 30 would be eligible for this stipend. The beneficiaries should submit a proof of practice, endorsed by a senior advocate, every six months.