New Welfare Scheme For Telangana Advocates, Rs 2 Lakh Health Insurance
Telangana Chief Minister will launch new schemes, which include welfare measures for Telangana advocates, on June 2, the State Formation Day. He will also launch online registration portal Dharani on that day.
Endowments and law minister said on Wednesday that the chief minister would launch welfare measures for advocates on June 2. Advocate and spouse would get Rs 2 lakh health and accidental insurance coverage from June 2. The state government signed an agreement with insurance companies for providing Rs 10 lakh financial assistance to advocates in case of accidents, the minister said.
He handed over a cheque for Rs 8.5 crore to the United India Insurance Company for health cover to advocates and another cheque for Rs 33.30 lakh to Oriental Insurance company for providing accidental insurance. Around 18,000 advocates enrolled for insurance coverage so far.
MP Vinod Kumar recalled that the role of advocates in the separate Telangana statehood movement was very crucial. In recognition of that the chief minister decided to give health cards to advocates, the MP said. The law minister, participating in a review meeting at the Secretariat on advocates’ welfare measures, decided to provide Rs 50,000 to Rs 5 lakh to each district bar Association depending on the membership. The money will be given for the purchase of furniture and libraries.
With the help of NALSAR University, the government will organise training camps for advocates on the latest laws, writ petitions, criminal and civil procedure coded and drafting. The government will spend Rs 8 lakh on providing training. Besides, Rs 10,000 financial assistance will be given to junior advocates as one-time financial assistance for setting up their offices.
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