The clean-up plan by Bar Council of India
NEW DELHI: Suspecting that a large number of advocates hold fake degrees, the legal education regulator, Bar Council of India, has launched a country-wide verification process. The BCI has also imposed a three-year ban on new colleges during which it will take stock. It will plan the development of new colleges and shut down “non-performing” ones. Speaking to Careers360, Satish Abarao Deshmukh, vice-chairman, BCI, said that 30 colleges have been served show-cause notices for flouting faculty-recruitment norms and maybe facing closure.
Q. The Bar Council of India has found close to 112 lawyers holding fake law degrees. How did thishappen?
A. Till 1961 [when the Advocates Act was passed], law colleges were under the ambit of universities. Each university had its own set of rules. Th ...
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