The Bar Association of the Supreme Court decided that its members who are positive for COVID-19 under the 2021 grant system of SCBA COVID-19 should be given a one-time ex-gratia amount of Rs. 25,000/-. The scheme is available on or after March 1, 2021, to members who have suffered from the virus.
Members who are eligible can submit a request to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this respect, members shall have to present the certification of any recognized testing laboratory/hospital/clinic Mohalla/ Government Authority as proof. The Association has also announced that every member hospitalized for a maximum of 7 days because of COVID, in addition to the above said grant, will be eligible for a further amount of Rs. 25.000/-.
In the case of hospitalization of a member between eight to 14 days, he or she is eligible, in addition to one ex gratitude, for a further amount of Rs. 50,000/- .
Similarly, members who are hospitalized for more than 15 — 21 days due to COVID will be eligible for an additional sum of Rs. 75,000/- in addition to the one-time ex-gratia payment.
Any member who is hospitalized for more than 21 days due to COVID will be eligible for an additional sum of Rs. 1,00,000/-, over and above the ex-gratia amount.
Formalities must be completed in order to receive benefits
The benefit will be extended only to members with an average taxable income of less than Rs. 10,00,000/- for the fiscal years 2016—17, 2017—18, or 2018—19. In the absence of the aforementioned information, self-declaration to that effect will be considered valid proof.
However, the member is obligated to provide the details required herein as soon as possible and no later than December 31, 2021. Members claiming such benefits will also be required to make 10 ten appearances in any calendar year between 2016 and 2021, or a total of 15 appearances in any two years between 2016 and 2021.