The Delhi High Court has directed the Bar Council of India to release the Standard Operating Procedure for the conduct of the All India Bar Examination through physical mode which is scheduled on January 24.
Hearing the plea through video conferencing, the single-judge bench of Justice Prateek Jalan noted that the SOP shall be published at least 1 week prior to the examination.
The petition has been filed by Advocate Purav Middha in relation to the conduct of the AIBE online amid Covid-19.
The counsel appearing for the Bar Council of India submitted that the period from 24 March, 2020 to 31 March 2021 has been excluded from the period of two years in which an advocate registered is supposed to clear the AIBE.
Counsel further added that a lot of advocates do not live in metro or tier 1 cities, that will result in issues of internet connectivity and speed because of which the online conduct of AIBE is not feasible.