GUWAHATI, Aug 12 - The All Assam Lawyers� Association (AALA) has urged the Gauhati High Court to introduce rules for filling up and running the offices of the Advocate Commissioners, instead of office notices. Such steps are needed to make the functioning of the Advocate Commissioners stable, precise and trustworthy, the Association said in a statement here.
It has appealed to the High Court to keep the functioning of the Advocate Commissioners suspended until such rules are introduced.
The Association has warned that in case the High Court fails to introduce the rules, which have been made mandatory for the appointment and functioning of the Advocate Commissioners by the Supreme Court in its judgement in the Salem Advocate Bar Association versus Union of India case, it will move the apex court of the country, seeking redressal of this grievance.
Moreover, it said the remuneration of the Advocate Commissioners against each of the witnesses should be hiked to Rs 500, against the present Rs 300. The infrastructure to facilitate smooth functioning of the Advocate Commissioners should also be built in a befitting manner, said the Association.