Bill Summary

The Jharkhand Advocates’ Welfare Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2023 

  • The Jharkhand Advocates’ Welfare Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2023, was introduced in the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly on August 2,2023.  It amends the Jharkhand Advocates’ Welfare Fund Act, 2012.  The Act constitutes a welfare fund for advocates in the state. 

  • Stamps on Vakalatnama and affidavits: Under the Act, a welfare stamp of a value of Rs 15 must be affixed on every Vakalatnama or affidavit.  The Bill increases the welfare stamp value to Rs 30.  A Vakalatnama is a document that empowers an advocate to appear or plead on behalf of a client in any court.


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