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Joginder Singh v. State of Haryana & another - CWP-303-2006  RD-P&H 493 (2 February 2006)
Case No. : C.W.P.No.303 of 2006
Date of Decision : January 30, 2006.
Joginder Singh .... Petitioner
State of Haryana & another .... Respondents Coram : Hon'ble Mr.Justice Viney Mittal.
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Present : Mr.Rakesh Gupta, Advocate
for the petitioner.
Mr.Suresh Monga, Senior DAG, Haryana.
Vide order dated January 10, 2006, the petitioner was ordered to be provisionally interviewed. It is the admitted position between the parties that the petitioner has since been so interviewed. Claim of the petitioner has been contested by the respondents only on the ground that since the petitioner was issued an enrolment licence of an advocate on September 10, 1997 by the Bar Council of Punjab and Haryana, therefore, he could not be taken to be practising from August, 1996, as claimed by him.
Learned counsel for the petitioner has argued that in fact, the petitioner was earlier practising as an apprentice under the then rules formulated by Bar Council, however, the said rules were quashed by Hon'ble the Supreme Court of India. In these circumstances, the petitioner was granted licence of an advocate on September 10, 1997 for practising as an advocate. As per the directions of the Supreme Court of India, his period of apprenticeship was counted towards his practice as an advocate.
Consequently, it has been argued that the petitioner had been practising as an advocate since August, 1996.
Keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case that the petitioner was provisionally interviewed, the present writ petition is allowed C.W.P.No.303 of 2006 : 2 :
and it is directed that the candidature of the petitioner shall be duly considered by the respondents along with other candidates, in accordance with law.
( VINEY MITTAL )
January 30, 2006 ( S.N.AGGARWAL )
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