PRESS RELEASE DATE 19.04.2020
It is here by informed that in order to provide financial assistance to the needy lawyers who are suffering due to the outbreak of Covid -19 Pandemic, the Bar Council has created an account in the name of Bar Council Of Tamilnadu and Puducherry (BCTNP) Advocates Relief Fund and requested all the legal fraternity to contribute generously. Accordingly, we are receiving the fund to the said account ranging from Rupees one to Five lakhs from various sources and publishing the same in our website daily for transparency. Today, The Times of India daily news paper has published the news about the payment of one rupee to the account by two persons. Based on that the Polimer Tv and Puthiatalaimurai Tv have also published the news that the Bar Council shocked over the contribution of One rupee to the Relief Fund. It is clarified that the Bar Council never shocked over the payment and it was not disrespectful neither to the Bar Council nor to the above said two contributors as published by press and media. We appreciate the spirit of contribution to the fund by each and everyone. Therefore, we request the Press and Media not to publish the news without any authenticity. Further, We thank all the contributors to the Fund to provide financial assistance to the needy lawyers who are all financially suffering due to Covid -19.
CHAIRMAN, BAR COUNCIL