Chief Minister gives away financial assistance to dependants of deceased lawyers
Families of 17 deceased lawyers given cheques of Rs. 5-5 lakhs by the Chief Minister
Present government trying seriously to provide more facilities to lawyers
State Government committed to security, welfare and respect-honour of lawyers
Chief Minister enhances state share to the Lawyers Welfare Fund to Rs 200 crore
A feasibility study is underway to run Metro Rail in Allahabad city
Chief Minister launches short film ‘Ummeed Ke Nayak’ based on work done by social activists from the state in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that Samajwadi government has always worked for welfare and taken interests of the lawyers and added that present state government was taking forward the welfare measures initiated by the government of Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav. He further added that the state government was committed to the welfare, security and honour of the lawyer fraternity.
The Chief Minister was today speaking at a function held at his official residence after distributing financial assistance to deceased lawyers. Mr. Yadav gave away cheques of Rs. 5-5 lakh each to dependants of 17 deceased lawyers. The Chief Minister also launched a short film ‘Ummeed ke Nayak’ made on humantarian help provided by social activists of the state in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
Mr. Yadav also said in his address that passing away of anyone is a painful thing and that it was the responsibility of the Government to extend help to the bereaved families. Adding that while nothing can compensate for the loss of lives, the financial assistance of the state government would to some measure give some relief to the families. Referring to the corpus fund arranged for the welfare of lawyers, the Chief Minister said this fund can never be done away with and said this fund was endeavouring to help the lawyers who die.
Mr. Yadav also informed that a beautiful and new building of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court was being constructed by the state government and that a feasibility study to run Metro Rail in Allahabad has also been initiated. In future too, he assured, the Satte Government would keep working to expand facilities for the legal fraternity. The Chief Minister also launched the short film ‘Ummeed Ke Nayak’ and said that the state government soon after the devastating tumbler in Nepal had worked for effective rescue and relief operations in the quake hit zone. A large number of affected people were taken to safe places by the buses of the UPSRTC, Mr. Yadav recalled while adding further that the state government and various social organizations also worked relentlessly to provide comfort, relief and other necessary items to the quake-hit people.
Expressing his gratitutde for people who have contributed to the noble cause, Mr. Yadav also lauded the efforts of Mr Navalkant Sinha who made the short film. In his welcome address the advocate general Mr. Vijay Bahadur Singh said that the Chief Minister has decided to enhance the Lawyers Relief Fund to Rs. 200 crore. He also informed that the state government had increased the financial assistance to families of lawyers who died on or after January 1, 2014, aged up to 60 years to Rs 5 lakh, something which was not implemented anywhere else in the country.
Under the fund, Mr. Singh added, five schemes – UP Lawyers Social Security Scheme, financial assistance to the families of deceased lawyers, life insurance, supply of law books to the Bar Association libraries and repair-construction of tin shades/chambers for seating of lawyers, are being executed.
Also present on the occasion were Political Pensions minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, Principal Secretary (law and legal advise) Mr Abdul Shahid, additional advocate general Mr. Gaurav Bhatia, Mrs. Bulbul Godiyal, Mr.. Ashok Pandey, Chief standing counsel Lucknow Mrs. Sangita Chandra, president of the UP Bar Council Mr Paresh Mishra, vice-president Ms Madhulika Yadav and other dignitaries.
The persons who were given financial assistance by the Chief Minister include Mrs. Malti Tiwari (wife of late Mr. Ram Krishna Tiwari), Mrs Saraswati Chaurasiya (w/o late Mr Anil Kumar Chaurasia), Mrs Chandrakala Chaturvedi (wife of late Mr baikunth Nath Chaturvedi), Mrs Mamta Dwivedi (w/olate Mr Ajay Kumar Dwivedi), Mrs Kusum Singh (wife of late Mr Dinesh Kumar Singh), Mrs Pratibha Bajpai (wife of late Mr Om Narayan Bajpai), Mrs Anwari Begum (wife of late Mr Syyed Mohammad Hadi), Mrs Vishesha SIngh (wife of late Mr Shatrughan Singh), Mrs Karuna Pandey (wife of late Mr Suryamani Pandey), Mrs Manju Singh Chauhan (wife of late Mr Devendra Singh Chauhan, Mrs Hoshila Maurya (wife of late Mr Shivakant Maurya), Mrs Saroj Tripathi (wife of late Mr Lalji Tripathi), Mrs Pyari Devi (wife of late Mr. Lakhan Kumar Patel), Mrs Anupama Tripathi (wife of late Mr Ashutosh Tripathi), Mrs Anjum Firdaus (wife of late Mr Mohad Wasi Siddiqui), Mrs Sita Srivastava (wife of late Mr Arvind Kumar Srivastava) and Mr Sayyed Imran Ahmad (husband of late Mrs Anjum Imran) are included.