The Supreme Court Bar Association on Saturday released the list of candidates contesting for the SCBA Elections 2020-2021 after scrutiny.
Senior Advocates Vikas Singh, Priya Hingorani, Kailash Vasdev, Adish Chandra Agarawala and Advocates Ashok Arora and Ajay Mandyal will be contesting for the post of President.
For the post of Vice President, Senior Advocates Pradeep Kumar Rai, SB Upadhyay, R Balasubramanian, Advocates DD Sharma and Shyam Sunder Gupta have filed their nominations.
In a letter dated February 10, Supreme Court Assistant Registrar Srikanth G. Pai informed the SCBA Acting Secretary regarding the recommendation of the Health Advisory Team constituted by AIIMS, to conduct upcoming elections on online platform.
Last month, the AIIMS Health Advisory Team had visited the Supreme Court in order to discuss the matter with the teams of Lawyers and Supreme Court officers, after it had received a letter/communication from the Assistant Registrar of Supreme Court.
In her letter dated January 30, 2021, AIIMS Professor Dr Arti Kapil stated, “In view of the probability of spread of COVID in Large congregations and feasibility of the elections to be conducted on secure online platform, it is desirable that the elections are done on online platform.”
The Election Committee of the SCBA has clarified that the elections will be held online on February 27, 2021.
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