The Supreme Court set up a stand-alone system known as the Middle Income Group Scheme to provide legal services to middle- and relatively low-income groups. 2. The regime applies to cases brought before the Supreme Court. 3. The rates of fees payable to counsel or senior counsel (if instructed at the request of the litigant) are set out in the table annexed to this system, as amended. 4. There will be a panel of lawyers, including lawyers on file under the program. In establishing the committee, care will be taken to ensure that one lawyer, but not more than two, is proficient in the regional language of the Indian territory where the work of the Court is carried out. Panel counsel agree in writing to comply with the terms of the system when a case is assigned under the plan. 5. Anyone wishing to use the services of a lawyer anchored in the Program must contact the Program Secretary by submitting a request in the prescribed form attached to this document. 6.
Once received, the documents shall be assigned to the lawyer of his or her choice appointed by the applicant upon request under the plan. If, after considering it, the learned lawyer considers that it is not an appropriate case for the admission of an appeal to the Supreme Court, the applicant is not entitled to resort to the system. Upon such approval either on the case documents or in a cover letter, the Legal Aid Society of the Middle Income Group of the Supreme Court will promptly return the documents to the applicant and deduct a sum of Rs 750 for service fees only. The balance of the service fee and any amount that the applicant may have deposited with the Committee as costs, as well as any costs of conducting the proceedings, will be refunded. If, after reviewing the matter, the learned lawyer on file is satisfied that this is an appropriate case, the Middle-Income Legal Aid Society will consider an applicant eligible for legal aid. The opinion expressed by the learned lawyer on the record is final with respect to the applicant`s eligibility to benefit from the benefits of the system. 8. A lawyer found guilty of negligent conduct will be removed from the board of directors of the corporation under this plan. 1.
MIGS will provide legal services to middle-income persons whose gross income is Rs 60,000 per month or less or Rs 7,50,000 per annum. 9. That the Executive Committee of the Programme have an S.B. account. at UCO Bank, Supreme Court Compound on behalf of the Supreme Court Middle Income Group Legal Aid Society. The account shall be maintained by three members of the Executive Committee authorized by the Committee, and the signature of two members shall be sufficient to maintain the account. 10. All amounts received under the scheme, including aid granted, shall be entered in the accounts by a person designated for that name and the task shall be verified. 11. The amount received under the program shall be used to cover all expenses, including salaries, and all expenses duly approved by the Board of Directors.
12. A contingent fund of the programme shall be established to cover the various expenses related to the case under the programme by requiring the applicant under the programme to deposit a sum of 750 rupees from this conditional fund up to the stage of admission, in addition to the costs to be deposited with the company. The auditor`s fees for account verification, printing of application forms, vacalatnama, affidavit of facts, binding records for account management, etc. are paid. Thus, at the time of processing the case documents, the applicant must pay the estimated fee, the expenses declared by the secretary and a sum of 750 rupees. 13. The amount indicated by the secretary on the basis of the estimate shall be deposited by the applicant in cash or by bank cheque. If the eminent advocate is of the opinion that the case cannot be appealed to the Supreme Court, the full amount will be reimbursed to the complainant by cheque after deduction of Rs 750 for the Committee`s minimum fee. 14. The initial costs of printing the forms and other office costs would be borne by the original scheme body. 15.
The model for payment of fees to counsel under the program is consistent with the schedule then in effect. 15A. What documents do litigants need to obtain when they contact the Supreme Court? Applicants must submit application forms and complete documentation to MIG. For example, if he wishes to appeal the order of the High Court, he must provide a certified copy of the order of the High Court, a copy of the application he has filed with the High Court, copies of judgments or orders of the Inferior Court and other relevant documents. If these are in a language other than English, please try to send translated copies. 16. When assigning a case to an advocate under the program, the scheduled litigant is responsible for depositing the fees and expenses with the Société in accordance with the schedule established by the secretary. Payment to counsel or service fees payable to the plan, as shown in the table, must be made in cash or by bank cheque.
The lawyer of the case will present his invoice on the basis of the amounts prescribed in the table in terms of printing, court costs and appearance costs, as well as a copy of the filing note as proof of the presentation of the application/appeal for which the application is made. The lawyer will inform the company of the admission of a case so that the client can be asked to pay the fee for handling the complaint, without what information the committee will not be able to recover the amount from the client and pay it to the lawyer at the hearing of the case. Fees paid to the lawyer in the ordinary case are paid upon receipt of an invoice from the lawyer at the conclusion of the last hearing of the case. 17. Once the matter has been assigned to a lawyer, it is the lawyer`s responsibility to handle the matter as he or she deems appropriate in the client`s interest, and the lawyer is required to communicate directly with the litigant, and the Company will not oversee the assignment and final resolution of the matter. However, the Company will intervene upon receipt of a written complaint. 18. After the Société has received a complaint from the litigant and/or counsel concerned against the litigant/counsel, the Committee may, after investigation, take such action as it deems appropriate and necessary. 19.
If it is found that the court-appointed lawyer has been negligent in carrying out the procedure entrusted to him, he is required to return the procedural document together with any fees he may have received from the applicant under the scheme. In addition, the company would not be liable for the negligent conduct of the matter, but the entire responsibility rests with the lawyer towards the client. However, the lawyer`s name would be removed from the panel established under the regime. 5. Under the program, a company with the Chief Justice of India (CJI) as Chief Patron will be established. The Society will also include the Attorney General as Honorary Secretary, the Attorney General as Ex Officio Vice-President and other senior counsel as members of the Society. If, at the next stage, the lawyer appointed under the plan is found to be negligent in carrying out the procedure entrusted to him, he must return the pleading, together with the fees he may have received from the applicant under the plan. In addition, the company is not responsible for the negligent conduct of the case, but the entire responsibility rests with the attorney towards the client. However, the lawyer`s name will be removed from the panel prepared as part of the program. Document 2 Theme: Social protection systems for vulnerable populations by the Centre and States and their performance; Mechanisms, laws, institutions and facilities to protect and enhance these vulnerable populations.
Explanatory note: Main objective: accessibility and affordability of the judicial service. Many poor people turned to the Honorable Supreme Court for help in resolving their cases, filing cases on their behalf, and obtaining justice, but could not afford the cost. In order to facilitate the filing of petitions by the disadvantaged sections of society, the Honourable Supreme Court decided to introduce this system. Target group:-middle and relatively low income group The Supreme Court of India introduced the middle-income group regime. It is an autonomous system that provides legal services to middle-income citizens, i.e. citizens whose gross income does not exceed Rs 60,000 per month or Rs 7,50,000 per annum. ii. It is only through the lawyers on file that cases may be submitted to the Supreme Court under this Regulation. Now, it is easier for the middle- and relatively low-income group to use and benefit from the country`s legal services. The Supreme Court of India introduced the middle-income regime. It is an autonomous system that provides legal services to middle-income citizens, i.e.
citizens whose gross income does not exceed Rs 60,000 per month or Rs 7,50,000 per annum. Under this program, middle-income citizens who cannot afford costly litigation could access legal services for a nominal fee.