​Reservation for Women in SC Bar Association Committee

On 2nd May, 2024, in a major development, the Supreme Court (SC) directed the implementation of a minimum 1/3rd women's reservation in the posts of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) "henceforth", including the ensuing elections (2024-2025).

  • The order came on an application filed by advocate seeking reforms in the bar body’s electoral process and holding of elections.

Key Points

  • The SC held that the SCBA has to establish reservations and guidelines for its Executive Committee elections.
  • One-third of seats in various committee positions, including the Treasurer, are to be reserved for women members.
  • Nevertheless, eligible women members can contest for all ....
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