Statutory fees

Statutory Fees

Fees need to be paid to the Bar Council of India for certain causes. The amounts are set out below.

Sl. No. Cause Fees
1.a Petition challenging the election of one or all members of the State council Rs. 10,000/-
b. Complaint of professional misconduct under section 35 of the Advocates Act.

No fee shall be payable on a complaint made by any court or tribunal or other statutory body or wherein a proper case the Bar Council grants exemption therefor.

Rs. 250/-
(b-1) The complainant shall be liable to pay in addition to the fee in sub clause (b), the cost of service of process unless the Disciplinary Committee grants exemption. Rs.200/-
c. Certificate as to the date of enrollment and the continuance of the name of the advocate on the roll. Rs.50/-
d. Certificate required to be produced with the transfer application under Section 18 of the Advocates Act Rs.100/-
e. Inspection by complainant or the concerned advocates, of documents relating to the disciplinary matters. Rs.50/-
f. Inspection of the roll of the advocates or the voters list. Rs.50/-
g. Any application made in any proceedings before a State Council or its Committee other than the Disciplinary Committee. Rs.50/-
2
a. Complaint of professional misconduct referred under section 36 of the Advocates Act.

No fee shall be payable on a complaint or appal made by any court or tribunal or other statutory body or where in a proper case the Council grants exemption thereof.

Rs.250/-
(a-1) The complainant shall be liable to pay in addition to the fee in sub-clause (a), the cost of service of process unless the Disciplinary Committee grants exemption. Rs.200/-
(b) An appeal filed under section 37 of the Act Rs.500/-
(c ) An application for stay made to the Council under the Advocates Act. Rs.200/-
d. (i) An application for inspection Rs.50/-
d. (ii) Inspection in cases finally decided when permitted. Rs.100/-
e. An application for withdrawal under Section 36 of the Act. Rs.500/-
f. An application for review under the Act. Rs.500/-
g. An application for the exercise of its power under Section 48A of the Act (Revision). Rs.250/-
h. Any application made in any proceedings before the Council or a Committee other than the Disciplinary Committee. Rs.50/-
3 Every application for an authenticated copy of any certificate, order of other proceedings, entry on any roll, or any document or deposition in any proceeding, before a State Council or the Council or a Committee thereof shall be accompanied by a fee of Rs. 50/- and the copying charges as follows :
a. Every exemplification of the order or other documents in addition to the folio and other charges. Rs.50/-
Copying charges for folio. A folio shall be deemed to consist of two hundred words, seven figures shall be counted as one word and more than half a folio shall be reckoned as a folio. Rs.10/-
b. In any proceedings, summons to witness shall only be issued on payment of the requisite batta and/or charges according to the rates prescribed by the High Court, in the case of a State Council, and the Supreme Court in the case of the Council or a Committee thereof as the case may be.
c. Every interlocutory application, including a petition for excusing delay or for obtaining stay for proceedings of a Disciplinary Committee shall be accompanied by a fee of Rs. 100/- in the case of the Disciplinary Committee of a State Council and a fee of Rs. 100/- in the case of the Disciplinary Committee of the Council.
d. An application by a party to the proceedings for unattested copies of depositions of witnesses may be supplied at the rate of Rs. 5/- for each page of the deposition.
4 (a) Application for transfer from one State Bar Council to another State Bar Council. Rs.775/-
(b) Preparation charges of file and other papers regarding transfer of name by transferor and transferee Bar Councils Rs.750/-
5 For resumption of practice as an Advocate, an applicant shall have to pay a sum of Rs. 1000/- in favour of the State Bar Council and Rs. 200/- in favour of the Bar Council of India by way of separate Bank Drafts drawn in favour of the respective bar Councils.

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