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THE ANDHRA PRA9ESX ADVOCATES WELFARE F U N D


AND THE ANDHRA PRADESFT ADVOCATES' CLERKS'
WELFARE FUND ACTS (AMENDMENr) ACT, 1992.
ACT No. 19 OF 1992.

[ 30th Sept. 1992. J

An Act furthcr to amcnd the Andhra Pradesh Advocates' Welfare


Fund Act, 1987 and the Agdhra Pradesh Advocates' Clerks' Wellare
Fund Act, 1992.

Be it enacted by thc Legislative Assembly cf the Statc cf Andhra


Pradcsh in the Forty-third Year of the Rcpublic cf India, as follows:1. Slforr title.-This
Act may bc caUed the - Andha Pradesh
Advocates' Welfare Fund and the Andhra Pradcsh Advocates'
Clerks' Welfare Fund Acts (Amendment) Act, 1992.

3. Arnendme~~lt
of Acr 33 of 1987.-In
WcLf~re Fund. Act, 1987,-

the Andhre. Pradesh Advocates'

(1) after section 12; the follovring section s h ~ Ube


nameIy :-

inserted,

12-A.Combined stampfor Advocates' Welfare Fund and Advocate'


CIerks' Welfare Fund .-Notwithstanding
stnytbing contained
section 12, it shall be competcnt for the Government to griut
or caused to bz printed a combined stmp superscribed in Tclugu
Ian,gmge as Wyaya Vadula Mariya Vari gumsthnla Samkshema Nidhi.
for the Andha Pradesh Advocates Welfare Fund and for the Andhra
Pradesh Advocates Clerks Weflare Fund constituted under the
Andhra Prad~sbAdvocates Clerks; Welfare Fund Act, 1992 Act 13

Rtccivcd the asrent of the Governor on the 27th Sepicmbcr; 1992 For statement
objtcls and ream^$ Plwse Sec the And~ra padtsli Gn-ctc, fitraordioary
dated tho 3rd Sept.f992. Part-IV-A at Pagc 4

95
the value of rupees e i ~ h tout of which a sum oirupccs
six shzll be crzdited to the Audhra Pradesh Advocates, WelfareFund and rupees two shall be crzditcd to thc Andhra Piadesh Advo-

of 1992) of

Fund and w h e ~ esuch cornbincd stamp is affrxcd


on thc vakalat the provisions of sub-section (2) of scction 12 shall
bc dccned to have been complied with.
catcs 'CIzrksLWelfare

(2) Ir! Seclion 15, ~ l r c rsub-srctian (I 1) the following sub-section


sBnIl b: insxted namcly :"(LI) Where on rweipt of n complaint or otherwise thc Comrni1:ec b~ reason to bclievc that any advocate sccured admission as
a renibcr of the Fund by mismprcsentation, fraud or undcr influence,
it shall bz competent for the Committze t o remove the name of such
Advocatc rrom the memberzl~ipof the Fund:

P:avici<d thnt no order undcr this sub-section shall bc passed unlcss


thc persoa liltuly to b: advzriely affe~ted has had an opportunity as
bcing hcard7'-3. At>~~~~dnrciri
of Act 13 of i 932.- In thc Andhra Pradesh Advocatcs
Qcrks, WeIfdrc Fund Act, 1992.,(1) afcer scctioa 12, the folloiving sections shall be inserted,
mmely :

,,I 2-A. o ; i . f I 7 f i r Advocates' Weyare Fund and


Adron:tr,s' Clerks' FYL+:.~~,
fint;.-NotwithstzInding anything contained
in SCCL!O;I 12, i i sIwSl a': ' c ~ u ~ p : t e nfor
t the Goverarnent to print o r
causcd Is be p?jntcd
cari'uined stamp s~psncribcd in Tcluy Im- .
pa&.: e;"Nyayavndula Rlariiu Vari "ghmasthaka Samkshema Nidhi,,
for the Andhra l i ~ d e ~Advscatcy
h
Clerks, Wclfarz Fund and for
thc A:tdh:a Pxdesh Advssntcs Wclfkr,: Fund constituted under the
Andhra Pi-adesh Advocalcs, WcIfarz Fund Act, 1987 of thc value uf
Ae: 33 of 1987rl1peeseight old of which a sum of rupees two shaII be
creditcd to thc Andhra Pradzsh Advocates, Clerks, WcIfarz Fund and
rupecssix shall bc cxdited to theAndhra Pwdesh Advocatcs' Welfare
Fund , and W ~ C ~such
Z
a combined stamp is afixed on the yakatat
the pravsions of sub-section (2) of section 12 shall be deemed to
hzvc been, complicd with.".

(2) in szction 15, after sub-section


shall bc insertcd, namely ;

(91, t b t foIIowiug sub-scctiori

"(101 Where on rzceipt of a complaint or otherwise the Cornmittee has reason to bclieve that any Advocates' Clcrk sccured
admission as a mernbsr of the Fund by misreprescntation, fraud or
undue influence, it shall be competent for tltc ~ommittte'to remove
thename of such Advocates.' Clerk from the mtmbzrship of the, Fund:

Pravidcd that no order undm this sub-section shall bc passed unless


the person likely to be adversely affected has had an opportunity of
being heard

.".

"

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!

ANDHRA PRADESH ACTS, ORDINANCES AND


REGULATIONS Etc.
The f o l l o w i n g A c t o f t h e A n d h r a P r a d e s h
Legislative Assembly r e c e i v e d t h e a s s e n t
of the Governor on t h e 20th April, 2000
and t h e . said a s s e n t is hereby first
p u b l i s h e d on the 22nd April,' 2 0 0 0 in t h e
~ n d h r a Pradesh Gazette
fcr
General
information:ACT NO. 5 OF ZOO0
Al? ACT FUR=

TO AMEITD TEE AND&


W E S H
BDVOCATESBWELFhRE FU?aD ar1987 PlND
TUE ZL!3DHRA PWDESH ADWDCATES' m S *
VELF'ARE EWHD ACT, 1992;

;0 it enacted
by the i , q i s l a t i v e
~ s s e n i l y of
- t h e State of Andhra Pradesh
in t h e F i f t y - f i r s t , Y e z r of Repuhlic of
- I n d i a , as f o l i o u s : I [33]

title

1. T h i i A c t risy-.be called. t h e A&!&~T'


Pradesh ~ v a c a t e s Welfare
'
FQnd and the
Andhra pradesh Advocatesq c i c z k s ~ekf'are
Fund (Amendment) A c t , 2000.

2. In the Andhra ~ r a d e s hAdvocatesa


Welfare -nd A c t , 1987, in section l Z r
12. ,
- for sub-section( 2), the following shall
a& 3 3 D 7 - be substituted , name1y :
of

pakalnt filed beore any


t r i b u n a l or person
e x c e p t a .vakalat fi l e a by any-Law OfPicar
appointed by, the Government, shal?. h a f f i x @ with a stamp as s p e c i f i e d - 'in
s u b s e c t i o n ( l ) and no such vakalat s h a l l
be valid or accepted w i t h o u t such stamp:
'(2)

Every

eonrt , authority

Pr'mided that the Gcreerrrnent - m y


-make a - grant .of such sum of money fn
every f i n a n c i a l year a s may be determined
by it frcm time to time by way of coritpen.'
s a t i o n .for the exemption from . a f f l x i n g
the stamp on t h e vakalats filed by any
Law Officer appointed by t h e Government:

Provided- f u r t h e r that such grant


? h a l l be appa*ioned between the Andhra
Pradesh Advocates' .Welfare Fund and the
Andhra
Pradesh
Advocates '
clerks '
Welfare Fund in the same m a n n e r a s s p e c i i d in a e c t i o n 12 A.
@

Snbstib3. In t h e A n d h r a Pradesh Advocates'


t i o n of
Welfare Fund
1 9 8 7 , for t h e Schedule,
Schedule. the
following shall be substituted,
~a 33/87. n a e l y :-,

&e,

"SCHEDEjX
( s ' e e sections 9 and i 6 I

S1.
No.

Years of S t a n d i n g

Aiiount

Payable
---------------------------------------I

3 , 30 y e a r s s t a n d i n g
2 , 29 years i t a n d i n g
3 . 28
standing
.4. 27 y e a r s standing
5 . 26 years s t a n d i n g
6. 2 5 years -stantling
7. 24 years standing
8 . 23 years s t a n d i n g
9. 2 2 years ' s t a n d i n g
10. 21 years standfng
11. 20 years ntanding
12. 19 yoars sfanaing
13. 18 y e a r s standing
14. 17 years stenuing
15. 16 years . s t a n d i n g
16. 15 y e a r s s t a n d i n g
ml7. 14 years s t a n d i n g

18. 13 years
19. 12 y e a r s
2 0 . 11 y e a r s
21. 10 years
22. 9 years
23. 0 years
24.
7 years
25.
6 years
26.
5 years

standing
standing
standing

standing
standing
standing
standing
standing
standing

FS.

!is.
ks.
I;!.

60,000
58,000
56,000.
54,000

hr. 52,000
U. 5 0 , 0 0 0
ES.
:8,000
Fu. 4 6 , 0 0 0

Ps. 4 4 , 0 0 0
81. 4 2 , n i l O
Rs. A 0 , G O f i
Cr. 38,'009
k.

36,000

Cr.

34,000
32,006

RI.

.;r

30,000
Fs. 28,000
Ri.

2;,000

24,000
Ei. 22,000
ns. 20,000
i%. 18;000
E;. 16,OOg
B. 14,000
fk12,003
k. 1 0 , O O ~
Es.

4 . In the Andhra' Pradesh Advocates'.


af s-oa
12- C l e r k s . Kelfare
Fund A c t ,
1992, in
act 13/92.
section 12,
f o r sub-section( 2), the
following s h a l l be s u b s t i t u t e d , nanely :-

" ( 2 ) Every vakalat filed before any


court, authority, t r i b u n a l or person
except a vakalat f i l e d by a n y L a u 1 0 f f i c e r
appointed b y t h e Government , s h a l l be
afff:rec' with
a stanp a?; specified in
sub+seetion ( 1-1 in addition to t h e stamp
to b-z affixed under s e c t i o n .l2 of t h e
Andhra Pradesh Advocates' Welfare Fund
~ 1 ~ 3 3 1 8 7 .A c t , 1987 and no
such 'vakalat shall be
valid or accepted without such stanp:
'

Provided tnat the Government may


make 2 g r a n t of such sum of maney in
every financial year as + y b c d c t e m i n e d
by it fron t i m e to t i m e by way o f compeno a t i o n , f o r the exemption f r o m a f f i x i n g
the s t a m p on the vakalats f i l e d by any
Law Officer appointed by -the.Governnentz

Provided furkher that such grant


s h a l l 5e'apportioned between the Andhra
Pradesh Advocates ' Welfare Fund and t h e
An'dhra P r a d e s h Advocates' C l ' e r k s ' Welfare
Fund i x the sane manner as s p e c i B e d in
seetion 12A.

".

'

G - -BHAI'ANX P R A S & O g
Secretary to Government,

L e g i s l a t i v e ~ f f a r i s& J u s t i c e ,
'

Law Department.'

Under sub-section (2) of s e c t i o n 12 of the, hndhra


P r a d e s h Advocates WelEare Fund A c t , 1987 every vakalat filed
before any Court, b u t h o r i t y , T r i b u n a l or person shall be
affixed w i t h a Stamp of the value .of Rs .12/- and no Vhkalit
s h a l l be v a l i d or accepted by the Court, A u t h o r i t y , Tribunal
or pezson without such stamp. A similar provision exists in
sub-section(21 OE section 12 of ' h e m d h r a Pradesh Advocates
Clerks' Welfare Fund Act, 1992.

'

The Bar Council of the. State of Andhra Pradcsh h a s


represented t h a t the, law Officers appointed by the S t a t e
Government dlso have to a f f i x such stamp on the V a k a l a t s
riled by them uhich is not b e i n g dong causing loss to t h e
Andhra Pradesh Advocates Eelfare Fund a n d . t h e M d h c a Pradesh
Advocates Clerks WslEare Fund. Hence, t h e y have represented
to g r o v i d e For a lum sum grant by the Governrrent to t h e said
funds to compensate the L o s s caused by non-affixixny of
stamps on their Vakalats by the L a w O f f i c e r s appointed by
t h e Govcmrr,ent. They have also r q u e s t e d to make s u i t c b l e
zmendrnents t o t h e A c t s and a l s o r z g u e s t e d fo= f u r t h e r
rinendment of the Schedule of the & h r a
P r a d e s h Advocates
\(elfare Fund to enhance the retirement b e n e f i t fro21
p e r year of p r a c t i c s .
Rs.l000/- to Rs.ZOOO/-'

T h e Goverment after careful e x a r n i n a t i ~ nO E t h e praposnl


h m e decided to mend the Andhra Pradesh a d v ~ c n r e sWel:are
Fund A c t , l9B7 and the i'indhra Praaesh Advocates Clerks1
Welfare Fund A c t , 1992 s u i t a b l y to exempt t h e Law OffFcers
appointed by the Government Sron a f f i x i n g stamps on the
\la!;alats f i l e d by them and to psovidc f o r an J M U ~ grant
~
by the State Govercrncnt t o t h e Funds in lieu oE the 22me and
also to amend the Schedule of A.P. Advocates iqalfarc Fund
i l c t 3 3 of 1987 enhancing the
r e t i r e m e n t b e n e f i t for t h e
Member Advocates frcm Rs.1000/- to Rs. 2000/t
per year of
~r,actice.

This

bill seeks to ~ i v ee f f e c t to the above d e c i s i o n .

ANDHRA PRADESH ACTS, ORDINANCES AND


REGULATIONS, Etc.
The following Act of the Andhra
Pradesh Legislative Assembly received
t h e a s s e n t of t h e Governor on the 22nd
April, 2001 a%d the said assent is hereby first published on t h e 25th April,
2001 in the Andhra Pradesh Gazette for
general information:ACT NO- 21

OF 2001.
1

FURTHER
TO
AMEND
THE ANDHRA
PRADESH ADVOCATES' WELFARE FUND A C T ,
1987 AND THE ANDHRA PRADESH ADVOCATES
CLERKS' WELFARE FUND ACT, 1992.

AN ACT

Be it e n a c t e d by the Legislative
Assembly of the S t a t e of Andhra Pradesh
i n the Fifty-second Year of Republic of
India a s follows:1.
Andhra
and t h e
Welfare

( 1 ) This Act may be called the


Pradesh Advocates ' Welfare Fund
Andhra Pradesh Advocates' C l e r k s
Fund (Amendment) A c t , 2001.

Shorttitleand
mrnmemment~

( 2 ) It s h a l l be deemed to have
come into f o r c e w i t h effect from the
29th February, 2300.

2. In t h e A n d h r a Pradesh .Advocates'
Welfare Fund A c t , 1987 in seetlon 12,-

(1) In sub-section 111, for t h e


word, " G o v e r n m e n t " , the words, "Commiss ioner and Inspector General of Reqistration
and
Stamps,
Andhra
Pradesh,
Hyderabad I' s h a l l be s u b s t i t u t e d .

Amendmen1
of
ll

Acr 3301 1987

( 2 ) In
sub-section ( 4 ) for t h e
"The
custody of
the
stamps
printed under t h i s section s h a l l be with
the, Gavexnmenk~', t h e words, "The work
r e l a t i n g to the printingr custody and
distribution of the 'Nyayavadula Mariyu
Vari Gumasthala Samkshema N i d h i Stamps'

words,

shall be with t h e Commissioner and


Inspector General of Registration and
Stamps,
A ~ d h r a Pradesh,
Hyderabad" ,
s h a l l be substituted.
Amendment of
stion12.
Act '3of4892.

3 . In the Andhra Pradesh Advocates'


Clerks'
Welfare Fund A c t ,
1992, in

,-

section
12

(11 In s u b - s e c t i o n (1) for the


word, "Government1', t h e words, I'Commissioner and Inspector General of Registr a t i o n
and Stamps,
Andhra Pradesh ,
Hyderabad", s h a l l be s u b s t i t u t e d .
( 2 ) In sub-section ( 4 ) , for t h e
words *
"The custody
of t h e
stamps
p r i n t e d under this section s h a l l be with
t h e Go~ernrnent"~the words, "The work
relating to t h e p r i n t i n g , c u s t o d y and
d i s t r i b u t i o n of t h e ' Nyayavadu la Mariyu
Vari Gumasthala Samksherna Nidhi Stampst
shall be w i t h t h e Commissioner and
I n s p e c t o r G e n e r a l of R e g i s t r a t i o n and
Stamps Andhra Pradesh , Hyderabad " , shall
be s u b s t i t u t e d .
K.G.

SHANfZAR,

Secretary to Government,
Legislative Affairs a
Justice, ( F . A . C . ) ,
Law Department.

STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS

According t o s u b - s e c t i o n (1) of section


12 of t h e Andhra Pradesh Advocates ' Welfare
Fund A c t , 1987, there shall be printed or
cause to be p r i n t e d by the Government i n such
form and in such manner as may be prescribed
by rules, stamps and under sub-section ( 4 ) of
section 12 of the said A c t , the custody of
t h e stamps printed, s h a l l be with t h e Government and t h e supply and sale of stamps shall
be
effected i n such manner a s may be
prescribed.

i
i

-...-.,~>.-sFng
to sub-section ( 1 1 of s e c t i o n
12 or' t h e Andhra- Pradesh Advocates ' Clerks'
Welfare Fund A c t , 1 9 9 2 , there shall be printed
or c a u s e t o b e printed by t h e Government in
suc5 form and in s u c h manner a s may be
p r e s c r i b e d by rules, stamps and und-er subs e c t i o n ( 4 ) of section 12 of the said A c t ,
t h e custody of t h e stamps p r i r i t e d s h a l l be
with t h e Government a n d supply ar,d sale of
stamps shall be effected in such manner as
m a y be prescribed.

.
5

While c o n d u c t i n g a u d i t in t h e law Uepartr n e n t , t h e a u d i t p a r t y of A c c o u n t a n t General's


Office r a i s e d an objection with r e g a r d to
supply of stamps by referring t o r u l e s 6 and
7 of t h e Andhra P r a d e s h Advocates1 Welfare
Fund Rules, 1989 s t a t i n g that the printing
and
distribution
of
the
Andhra
Pradesh
Advocates ' and their C l e r k s ' Welfare Fund
Stamps shall be done by t h e ~ i r e c t o r of
Printing, Andhra Pradeshr Hyderabad and a l l
indents for supply of t h e stamps s h a l l be
made to h i m . -However, it was o5served that

t h e Law Department was receiving t h e stocks


of t h e stamps and distributing t h e stamps and
t h i s was c o n t r a r y to the above provisions in
rules 6 and 7 of the said rules. Further, the
said a u d i t party has pointed out t h a t no
specific arrangements for s e c u r i t y of stamps
which sometimes run into l a k h s of rupees of
worth will be available in the Law Department
and also no security h a s been a r r a n g e d under
Article 2 7 6 of A . P . F . C .
Vo1.I
from the
persons i n c h a r g e of the s t a m p s .

In t h e light of the above observations


raised by the audit party of ~ccountant'
Generals ' off ice, after o b t a i n i n g the orders
in circulation, Government have issued orders
in G.O.Ms.No.
40, Law d t - 29-2-2000
in which
G o v e r n m e n t have d e c i d e d to entrust the work
relating to the printing, distribution of
''Nyayavadula ~ a r i y uV a r i Gurnasthala Samkshema
N i d h i Stmps" to the Commissioner and Inspector
General of Registration and S t a m p s , A n d h r a
Pradesh, Hyderabad i n p b l i c interest with
immediate effect pending a ~ ~ l e n d r n e n tby
s under- taking Legislation to t h e r e l e v a n t A c t s by
t h e concerned.

'

T h e Government after careful examination


have decided to amend sub-sections ( 1 ) and ( 4 )
of section 12 of t h e A n d h r a Pradesh Advocates
Welfare A c t , 1987 and sub-sections(1) a n d ( 4 )
of s e c t i o n 12 of Andhra Pradesh C l e r k s '
Welfare Fund A c t , 1992 entrusting t h e work
r e l a t i n g t o p r i n t i n g , cnstody and distribution of the Nyayavadula Mariyu V a r i G u r n a s t h a l a
Samkshema N i d h i Stamps, to the Commissioner
and Inspector General of Registration and
Stamps Fndhra Pradesh Hyderabad.
T h i s B i l l seeks
above decision.

to give

effect

to the

P. CRANDRA S E R U M ,
Minister-for L a w & C o u r t s .

ANDHRA P W E S H ACTS, ORDlNANCES AND

REGULATIONS Etc.
The f o l ' l o w i n g ' ~ c t of t h e A n d h r a
Pradesh Legislative Assembly received
t h e a s s e n t of the Governor on the 7 t b
~ p r i l , 2003 and the s a i d , assept is
hereby first published on , t h e 9th April,
2003 in the Andhra Pradesh G a z e t t e f o r
general information.
ACT NO. 4 , OF 2003

'

'

FURTHER TO AMEND
THE
ANDKKA
PWESH ADVO&TES WEEFARE FUND ACT,
1987 AND THE ZUJDHRA PRADESR ADVO--

AH AC?

'

CATES'
1992.

'

' CLERKS'

WELFARE

FUND

ACT,

Be it , enacteS by t h e Legislative
Assembly of t h e S t a t e of Andhra P r a d e s h
in t h e Fifty-fourth Year of the Republic
of India, as f o l l 0 ~ S
:-

Short

title,.
eicent
a d *
comncetcenr.

I . ( 1 ) This Fct may he called t h e


Andhra P r a d e s h Advocates' Welfare Fund
and the A n d h r a Pradesh A d v o c a t e s 'Clerks'
Welfare Fund ( A d m e n d m e n t ) ACtr 2003.
( 2 1 it e x t e n d s to t h e t ~ h o l e of .-the
S t a t e of Andhxa P r a d e s h .
.. ( 3 ) It s h a l l come i n t o f o r c e on s u c h
d a t e as the Government may, by notifica-

tion, appoint.
hndment
2. In t h e Andhra P r a d e s h Advocates'
1987, (hereinafter
o f Act
Welfare Fund A c t ,
33 of 1987. referred to as the p r i n c i p a l A c t ,

(1) in

section 2 of the p r i n c i p a l
i n c l a u s e (el, for the words "and
u n m a r r i e d minor-children or s u c h of them
a s e x i s t , ", t h e words "2nd c h i l d r e n or
legal h e i r s , " , shall be substituted;
Act,

(2) in

section-9

of- t h e - p r i n c i p a l

k t , 'in' s u b - s e c t i o n ( 2 ) , i n c l a u s e ( c ) ,
for the words "legal representative",
t h e word "dependent", s h a l l be substituted,

.'..

'

in s e c t i o n 12 of the p r i n c i p a l
in sub-section (1 1, f o r t h e words
" t h e Ilr-dhra Pradesh Advocates1 W e l f a r e
F u n d , each of t h e value of s i x rupees. ",
the words
"Nyayavadula
Mariyu Vari
(3)

Act,,

G u m a s t h a l a Samksiierna N i d h i ,

v a l u e of t w e n t y
substituted;

rupees.",

each of t h e

shall

be

..(4) in s e c t i o n 12-A of the principal


A c t , f o r t h e w o r d s " t h e value of - r u p e e s

t w e l v e o u t of which a sun of rupees n i n e


shall be c r e d i t e d to t h e Andhra P r a d e s h
Advocatesf Welfare
Fund
and
rupees
t h r e e " , t h e words " t h e value of rupees
t w e n t y out of w h i c h a s u m of r u p e e s

f i f t e c n shall be c r e d i t e d to the A n d h r a
Pradesh Advocates
Welfare Fund and
rupees five", s h a l l be s u b s t i t u t e d ;
..

(5) i n section 15 of the p r i n c ' i p a l


Actr[ i)

sub-section ( 3 ) s h a l l be o m i t t e d ;

i i ) in sub-section ( 4 1 , for the


words " t h e admission fee", the words
"the a m o u n t " , shall be s u b s t i t u t e d ;
(iii) i n sub-section (5), for c l a u s e
the following clause s h a l l be
s u b s t i t u t e d , namely:(a),

" ( a ) Where an , Advocate intends to


become the Member of t h e Fund s h a l l pay
an amount of rupees one h u n d r e d towards
admission f e e along w i t h an amount of
r u p e e s o n e thousand towards t h e subscript i o n f o r life-membership and on such
payment t h e . m e m b e r s h i p of the Advocate
c o n c e r n e d s h e l l subject to the p r o v i s i o n s
of sub-section (12) be a life member.";
( i v ) in

s u b - s e c t i o n ( 8 ) ,. f o r t h e
"dependznts ", the , w o r d "nominees",
s h a l l b e substituted;

word

i n section 1 6 of t h e principal
in sub-section ( 2 ) , , the "Explana'tion", shall be omitted;
(61

Act,

'

(7)

in section 17 of t h e

Act,-

Ii)

in sub-section (l), for t h e


"or legal h e i r s " , the words "or
dependants", shall be substituted;

. words

I i i ) i n sub-seation (2), for t h e


words "or l e g a l h e i r s " , t h e words "or
d e p e n d a n t s " , shall be s u b s t i t u t e d . .
GcQ-5

3 . In t h e Andhra Pradesh Advocates'


Clerks' Welfare Fund A c t , 1992, (hexein13 of 1992. after referred to as the principal A c t ) ,

Amenant
o f &t

( 1 ) in section-2 of the p r i n c i p a l
i n clause (f), for the words "and
unmarried minor c h i l d r e n or such of t h e m
a s exist,", the words ".or c h i l d r e n or
l e g a l heirsrn,shall be:substituted;
.. ...

.Act,

(2)

in s e c t i o n

of the p r i n c i p a l

Act,:( i-1 in sub-section


( 3 ) 1 for clause
( f ) , t h e following c l a u s e s h a l l be subs t i t u t e d , namely:-

. . " (f)
three
members
from
three
regions of the S t a t e tq be nominated
from among t h e a d m i t t e d members by such
a u t h o r i t y and i n such manner as may be
prescribed; ";

(ii) in sub-section ( 4 1 , for t h e


words "three years", the words " t w o
years", s h a l l be substituted;
( 3 ) i n s e c t i o n 6 of the principal
Act, in sub-section (I), for t h e words
" t h r e e months", t h e words "one month",
s h a l l be substituted:
...
-- ..
.
.
( 4 ) in. s e c t i o n 9
of the principal
A c t , in sub-section ( 2 1 , in c l a u s e (cl,
far the -words " l e g a l representatives",
tbe,,word "Dependents", shall be s u b s t i tuted:.
-

( 5 ) in section 11. of the p r i n c i p a l


in
clause
(d)
for
the
word
"Treasurer, " , t h e
word
"Chairman; " ,

Act,

s h a l l be substituted;

( 6I

i n section 12 of the principal

Act,-

(i) in sub-section (l), f o r t h e


words
" t h e Andhra Pradesh Advocates
Clerks Welfare Fund, each of t h e value
of t w o rupccs " , the w o r d s "Ny ayavadula
llariyu Vari Gurnasthala Samkshema N i d h i ,
each of the v a l u e of twenty r u p e e s . ",
shall be s u b s t i t u t e d ;

Iii)
f o r sub-section
( 2 1,
the
f o l l o w i n g s h a l l be substituted, namely:" ( 2 ) Every vakalat f i , l e d before any
C o u r t , authority, tribunal or person,
except a v a k a l a t - f i l e d by any Law
O f f i c e r appointed by
the Government
shall be a f f i x e d w i t h a stamp a s s p e c i fied in sub-section
E l ) and no such
Vakalat
shall be v a l i d or a c c e p t e d

w i t h o u t such stamp:
P r o v i d e d t h a t t h e Government may
a grant of such sum ~f m n n e y in
?very f i n a n c i a l year as may be d e t e r mined by it from time to t i m e by way of
compensation for t h e exemption from
a f f i x i n g the srarnp on t h e v a k a l a t s f i l e d
by any Law O f f i c e r appointed by t h e

make

'

Government;
P r o v i d e d f u r t h e r that such grant
s h a l l be a p p o r t i o n e d between the A n d h r a
Pradesh A d v o c a t e s ' Welfare Fund and t h e
Andhra Pradesh Advocates1 C l e r k s b Wel-fare
Fund in t h e same manner a s specified in
section 1 2 - A . " ;

( 7 ) in s e c t i o n 12-A of the principal


Act, for the words "the value of r u p e e s
twelve out of w h i c h a sum of r u p e e s

t h r e e s h a l l be credited to t h e Andhra
Pradesh Advocates C l e r k s Welfare ~ u n d
and rupees nine", t h e words " t h e value
of rupees t w e n t y b u t af which a sum of
rupees five' shall be c r e d i t e d to t h e
A n d h r a Prades h Advocates' C l e r k s q Welfare
Fund and rupees f i f t e e n n # s h a l l be
substituted;
'

(8)

in section 15 .of t.-h, e principal

Act#-

(i)
for
sub-section
111,
the
following s h a l l be s u b s t i t u t e d , namely:"(1) Every recognised clerk of t h e .
Advocate in the State below the age of
6 5 years and being a member of any
Advocates' C l e r k s * A s s o c i a t i o n recognised
by t h e Committee may a p p l y to the
Committee f o r admission as a member of
the f u n d , i n s u c h form a s may be prescribed.";

lii)

sub-seetion

(3),

shall

be

omitted;

(iii) in sub-section 4 , for t h e


words " t h e admission f e e " , t h e words
" t h e amount" s h a l l be substituted;
,

(iv3
for
sub-seetion
(51,
the
following s h a l l be substituted, namely:-

E v e r y recognized c l e r k of t h e
in the S t a t e s \ a l l pay to
an admission f e e of rupees
along w i t h an amount of r u p e e s

"(51

Advocate
the f u n d

fifty

five

hundred

towards

l i f e membership. ";'

subscription f o r

(v) in sub-sec, 2n ( 6 1 , for the word


"dependents" t h e word "nominees", shall
be substituted;

(9.) a f t e r seetior; 1 5 of t h e principal A c t , the following s e c t i o n s h a l l be


inserted namely:'

- "Retired

A p e r s o n xetired f r o m
any
service
and
drawing
pension s h a l l not be a d m i t t e d
to the Membership of t h e

1S=A.

person is

(10) in section 16 of t h e p r i n c i p a l
Act#-

( i ) in sub-section ( 2 1 , " ~ x ~ l a n a t i o n " '


s h a l l be omitted,
,'

lii)

sub-section

(51,

be

shall

omitted ;

(11) a f t e r s e c t i o n 1 7 o f t h e p r i n c i p a l
t h e following new section shall be
i n s e r t e d , namely:-

Act,

17-A. (1) The interest of any


member in the fund, or t h e
tian, a t t a c h - r i g h t of a member or h i s or
ment etc;
her nominee or dependents to
of interest
recetve
any
amount
from
of member
funds, s h a l l not, be a s s i g n e d ~
in~und.
alienated
or
c h a r g e 6 and
shall
not
be
liable
to
a t t a c h m e n t under any decree or o r d e r of
a n y Court, Tribunal, F i n a n c i a l I n s t i e u t i o n s or o t h e r authority.
"Restriction

on aliezla-

'

( 2 ) No c r e d i t o r s h a l l b e entitled to
-proceed a g a i n s t t h e fund or t h e i n t e r e s t
therein of a n y member or his or her
nominee or d e p e n d e n t s . " ;

K-G. SHhNKAR,
Secretary to Government,
~egislativeA f f a i r s & Justice (FAC),
Law Department.

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STATEMENT OF OBJECTS A N D REASONS


Jnorder 10 overcome the practical difticulty in implemcn(a~ionof the
provisions of [he Andhn Pmdcsh Advocaies, IVelTarc Fund Act, 1987 and
the Andhra Pradcsh A d v o c a t ~ Clcrks'
'
Ielhre Fund Act, 1992 the Andhra
Pradcsh Advocates IVcliarc Committee and thc Andhra Pndesh Advocates'
Clerks' Welfare Comrnirree has rcquestcd to amcnd the rcspcclivc A c ~ ssuir-

ably.

The Salient Featurcs oilhc BilI are as rolIows :-

( I ) The definirion of 'dependent' in ~ h both


e
~ h dcls
e arc confined lo
wife, husband, father, morher and children or lcgal heirs.
(2) I n section 9(2) (c) of both the Acts Tor the words "lcgal rcpr&en!ative" has bccn substituted by word "dcpendenl" as a consequential amendment.

(3) The combined stamp for Advocates' Welhre Fund and the Advocates' clcrks' welfare fucd has been enhanced from Rs. 121- to k.
201-, our
of which a sum of b.151- shall bc crcdited lo Ihe Andhra Pndesh Advp
cates' Welfare Fund and Rs. 5 / shall be credited to [he Andhra Pradesh
Advocates' Clerks' Welfare fund by suitably amcnding the respeclive provisions o f both the Ac~s.
(4) H the Advocates intcnds to become the member of the Fund, hc
shall Pay an amount of Rs. 1001-(Rupeesone hundred only) rowards admission along with an amount of Rs. 10001- (Rupecs onc thousand only) lowards !he subscription of life inmembership.

(5) The consequential amendmcnls lo sections 15(3), 1 5(4), 15(S), 16


and 17 have been madc.

(6) In the Clerk' Welfare Commincc, [hree rnernbcrs rrom thc three
regions in thc Slate are nomina~cdfrom [he recognised clcrks.
(7) The doresaid nominaled memben. will hold oficc for two years
inslead orthrec years.

(8) The noininatcd mcnibers can resign their o f i c e by givingonc month


notice instead of ll~rremanttls.

( 9 ) Thc Bank Accounl of !he A.P. Advocates' Clerks' Welfarc Fund


Comrnirtec shall be operaledjointly with [lie Chairman inslad of Trexurcr.
(1 0)T l ~ cstamp vaIue has been enhanced from Rs.121- to Rs. 201- as a
conscquen~ialamendment by suitably amending scc~ionI2(l) of h e ACI.
(1 1) The Govcmmenl may make grank for such sum of money in cvcry financial year by way ofcompensation in respect of thc vakalats filed by
the Law OFiicers appointed by [he Government and such granrs arc apportioned behveen them.

(1 2) Every rccognised clerk of the Advocate below he age of 65 years


recognized by rhecomrnittec shall apply to the committee for admission and
he shall pay admission fee of Rs. 501- along with an nmnunt of Rs. 5001'
towards subscriprion of life membership.
( 1 3) Rctired person from scrvice are not entitled for the membership.
(14) Similar to Advocates, the intersis of the clcrks or thcir nominces
for dependent are protcctcd rrom atrachrnent and credilors are restricted to
procccd againsi ~ h cFund or intcrcsl lhcrcin of any member or his or hcr
nominee or deptndcnb.

This Bill seeks to givc effcct ro the above decisions.

P. CHANDRASEWAR,
Minister for L a w and Courts.