Noticing that due to the rise in covid, many advocates have lost their life, therefore the Madras High Court composed 9 member committee to give their suggestions with respect to medical insurance coverage to advocates.
The Committee will hold conversations with both the State Government and the Insurance organizations to devise a Group Health Insurance for roughly 65,000 Advocates enlisted with the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. The plan will likewise potentially reach out to the relatives of such Advocates.
The directions were made by a Division Bench containing Justices N. Kirubakaran and R. Pongiappan which saw that numerous advocates lost their lives during the pandemic, because of the absence of Mediclaim Policy.
In beginning, the bench observed that "Around 65,000 advocates are on the moves of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, as on date, who have Certificate of Place of Practice… Their inclinations ought to be dealt with as they don't have any Health Insurance Policy,"
The matter was raised in a request recorded by Mrs. Sudha Ramalingam, a Senior Member of the Bar, looking for directions to the Bar Council to forthwith form a Mediclaim Policy for advocates enlisted within the State, and their reliant relatives.
Subsequent to assessing the predominant circumstance, the High Court has comprised a Committee to be going by the Advocate General, who is the head of the Bar, the ex-officio Chairman of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, and the Chairman of Advocates' Welfare Fund.
The accompanying people are named as individuals from the said Committee:
In addition to this, Additional Advocate General PH Arvindh Pandian will be the arranger of the Committee. Member Secretary of Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will be the chairperson of the Committee. They will cooperate with agents of different Insurance Companies and recommend reasonable recommendations so every one of the advocates can be covered.