Bar Council of India on 23rd June, 2023 has issued the Bar Council of India Rules (for qualification/Disqualification and produce for election and code of conduct for the elections of S.B.C/B.C.I.) 2023. The Rules provides following directions for advocates:
Code of Conduct for Members of Bar Council:-
Flashing/Publishing any fake news willfully or deliberately OR propaganda making any dirty or threatening statement with ulterior motive to malign image of anybody (Judge or Advocate), or with an intent to gain cheap popularity or for any illegal self-gain shall amount to misconduct, which may result in cancellation of candidature in election or removal of a Member from any Bar Council.
Procedure for removal from Membership of Bar Council: –
If the Member of any Bar Council commits such misconduct or adopts corrupt practice or violates the Code of Conduct, as prescribed under these Rules, the General House of Bar Council may pass a resolution for the removal of such member and refer the matter to Central Election Tribunal/Committee for its final approval. The Central Election Tribunal/Committee shall take its decision on the matter of approval or disapproval after giving an opportunity of hearing to the concerned Member and shall pass a seasoned order. The Central Election Tribunal/Committee shall frame its own Regulations laying down the details of procedure in this regard.
The Rules also provides framework for election process.