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Supreme Court has introduced Middle Income Group Scheme (MIGS). It is a self-supporting scheme for providing legal services to middle and relatively lower income groups. Middle class people who cannot afford the expensive litigation in apex can avail services of society for a nominal amount under this scheme.

SC introduces Middle Income Group Scheme

SC Introduces Middle Income Group Scheme

SC introduces Middle Income Group Scheme

Highlights

  • Middle class people who cannot afford expensive litigation in apex can avail services of society for a nominal amount.
  • MIGS is a self-supporting scheme that will provide legal services to middle income group citizens whose gross income does not exceed Rs. 60, 000 per month or Rs. 7, 50, 000 per annum.
  • A case will be registered under MIG Legal Aid Scheme and forwarded to Advocate-on-Record/Senior Counsel/Arguing Counsel on panel for their opinion.
  • If Advocate on Record is satisfied that case is fit, then society will consider that applicant is entitled to legal aid.
  • View expressed by Advocate-on Record will be final in determining eligibility of applicant for obtaining benefit under scheme.
  • A society will be created with Chief Justice of India (CJI) as Patron-in-Chief.
  • Attorney General will be its ex-officio Vice President, Solicitor General its Honorary Secretary and other senior advocates as its members.
  • If an advocate, appointed under scheme, is found negligent in pursuing case entrusted to him, he will be required to return brief together with fee received by him from applicant.
  • Society will not be responsible for negligent conduct and entire responsibility will be that of advocate.
  • Name of Advocate will be struck off from panel prepared under scheme.

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  • Composition method: Collegium System
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  • Number of positions: 31 (30 + 1)
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- Published/Last Modified on: February 24, 2017

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