New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Delhi Bar Council (BCD) whether there is any method of online enrollment of law graduates during the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Four law graduates are seeking an online enrollment system when Justice Naveen Chawla gives this question to the BCD and the Bar Council of India (BCI), as they are all from Bihar and cannot attend Delhi to attend the physical process of enrollment.

Law graduates Abhishek Anand, Gaurav Kumar, Priya Ranjan and Anurag Yadav have told the court that they cannot sit for the All India Bar Examination without obtaining enrollment. Applications must be submitted by December 19.

He told the court that bar councils from several states, such as Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, started online enrollment of law graduates in August-September this year.

In a similar appeal filed in August this year, BCD told the High Court in September that some measures were being taken to address the issue of online or electronic registration.

However, no action has been taken by the BCD so far, they say the representations they have received have not received any response from the lawyer’s body.

Apart from seeking online enrollment, applicants are seeking directions to the BCD to exempt them from submitting a rental agreement or proof of residence until the condition is restored.

His appeal requires a declaration from the court that the need for proof of tenancy agreement / residence is “illegal and unconstitutional” as one of the preconditions for enrollment in BCD.

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