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Lawyers demand Rs 5 lakh health insurance cover for self, family | Kanpur News – Times of India

Kanpur: Advocates’ physique Adhivakta Kalyan Sangharsh Samiti has urged the state authorities to supply health Insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh to attorneys and their households.
In a digital assembly of Adhivakta Kalyan Sangharsh Samiti on Tuesday, its convener Ravindra Sharma requested the chief minister to announce a family health cover for advocates as they’re additionally officers of courts and may get contaminated with Covid-19. Apart from this, they don’t have any supply of revenue because the courts have been closed because of the pandemic in compliance with the orders of the Allahabad High Court.
Sharma stated, “It is very sad that the statements of even the government advocates to provide relief to lawyers were being overlooked. In the present time, the advocates are not only struggling for their bread and butter, but are also facing health problems. Several advocates have lost their lives in this pandemic and their family members are in financial crisis.”
“A family health insurance cover of Rs 5 lakh is must for advocates and their families. The chief minister should consider this issue and demand,” Sharma added.
BL Gupta, president of the Income Tax GST Bar Association stated that the family health cover for advocates is a necessity of the hour because the revenue of attorneys is sort of zero throughout closure of courts. Vinay Awasthi, normal secretary, Sales Tax Bar Association, Avinash Bajpai, former president, Lawyers Association, Dinesh Verma, president, Commissionerate Bar Association and others additionally attended the digital assembly and supported the calls for.

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