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Jobs in UGC, 2 Consultants in Distance Education Bureau and Standing Counsel and Panel Advocates in UGC

Written By Ajit Kumar on Monday, April 20, 2015 | 11:08 PM




Empanelment of Standing Counsel/Panel Counsel(s) to represent
University Grants Commission (UGC) before High Courts/other judicial
bodies (other than Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India) in
India at the place of High Court.
1. Empanelment of Standing Counsel/Panel Counsel(s)

The University Grants Commission, an autonomous body of the
Government of India proposes to engage Standing Counsel(s)/Panel
Counsel(s) to represent the Commission before different High Courts
and other judicial bodies (Other than Delhi High Court and Supreme
Court of India). The interested Counsels/Law companies/Firms which
are desirous to be considered for empanelment and have adequate
experience in dealing with legal matters pertaining to academics/
education/autonomous bodies may apply along with detailed Biodate/
Curriculum Vitae with special emphasis on relevant experience
to Dr.Manju Singh, Joint Secretary (Administration), University
Grants Commission, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002
within four weeks from the date of uploading of this advertisement on
the UGC website i.e. www.ugc.ac.in.
The Counsels engaged by UGC will fall into two categories viz:-
(a) Standing Counsel (s)
(b) Panel Counsel (s)
Qualification for each category of Counsels will be as under:-
A. Standing Counsel : In order to be eligible for appointment as
Standing Counsel, a person should :
i. Be enrolled/registered as an advocate with the High Court.
ii. Have a minimum experience of ten years of handling
Civil/Criminal/service matter cases. Preference will be given to
the counsels who have dealt earlier with matters pertaining to
academic/education institutions and statutory bodies.
B. Panel Counsel : In order to be eligible for appointment as Panel
Counsel, the person should :
i. Be enrolled/registered as an advocate with the High Court.
ii. Have a minimum, relevant experience of five years of handling
Civil/Criminal/service matter cases. Preference will be given to
the counsels who have dealt earlier with matters pertaining to
academic/education institutions and statutory bodies.
Duties of the Counsel
The counsel shall perform the following duties:
i. Represent UGC before High Court and other judicial bodies;
ii. Provide legal advice to UGC on civil, criminal, service and such other
matters arising in the course of administration of the Commission as
are referred to him/her including :
(a) Examination and drafting of legal documents;
(b) Drafting of applications, petitions etc., to be filed in various courts
of law;
(c) Prompt removal/curing of defects in appeals/petitions filed; as
may be pointed out by the registry;
iii. Apply for the copy of judgment from the court in cases attended by
him/her and supply the copy of judicial pronouncements at the
earliest but not later than 10 days from the date of order (excluding
the time taken by the court in preparation of the copy);
iv. If required, render all assistance to Special or Senior Counselengaged
in a particular cases before the Supreme Court, High Courts and
other judicial bodies;
v. Keep UGC informed and updated on all important developments in the
designated cases, dates of hearing, order of the court on the date of its
pronouncement, supplying copy of judgment etc;
vi. Furnish monthly statement about the cases represented by him/her
before the High Court or any other authority and their outcomes.
vii. Perform such other duties of legal nature which may be assigned to
him/her by UGC.
viii. When any case attended to by him/her is decided against the
Commission, give considered opinion regarding the advisability of filing
an appeal from such a decision not later than 5 working days of the
order (kuchha copy).
General instructions
a. The Advocate shall not advise any party or accept any case against the
UGC in which he/she has appeared or is likely to be called upon to
appear for or advise which is likely to affect or lead to litigation
against the UGC;
b. If the Advocate happens to be a partner of a firm of lawyers or
solicitors, it shall be incumbent upon the firm not to take up any case
against the UGC in any Court of Law/Tribunal/Commission or any
case arising out of those cases e.g. appeals and revisions;
c. Effective Hearing means a hearing in which either one or more parties
involved in the case are heard by the Court/Tribunal/Commission on
the facts or law of the case. If the case is mentioned by the other side
and adjourned or only when directions are given or only judgment is
delivered by the Court/Tribunal/Commission, the same shall be a
non-effective hearing;
d. In cases where on the request of the Ministry of HRD, interests of UOI
have also to be protected, no extra fees shall be paid to the advocate to
watch and safeguard the interests of Ministry of HRD or UOI.
Right to private practice
The Counsel will have the right of private practice, which should not
however, interfere with the efficient discharge of work of UGC but he/she
shall not advise, hold briefs or appear against UGC before any authority,
tribunal or court of law.
If the counsel happens to be a partner in a firm of lawyers or solicitors, it
will be incumbent on the firm, not to take up any case against UGC in any
court of law or;
Any other case arising in other courts out of cases pertaining to UGC e.g.
appeals and revision in the High Court or the Supreme Court.
Termination of appointment/resignation
UGC reserves the right to terminate the appointment/empanelment of a
Counsel with one month’s notice in writing without assigning any reason.
The counsel may also resign from the Commission by serving one month’s
notice.
UGC is free to engage any advocate of its own choice and an empanelled
Advocates shall make no claim that he/she alone should be entrusted with
UGC’s legal matter (s).
Schedule of fee and allowances
Fees for Standing Counsel and Panel Advocates in High Courts /Tribunals/
Commissions, etc.*
S.No. Item of Work Rates
1. Fee for appearance in
Supreme Court

Rs.9,000/- per case per day (for effective
hearing); Rs.1000/- per case per day (for
non-effective hearing, subject to a
maximum of 5 hearings)

2. Fee for appearance in
High Court

Rs.4,000/- per case per day (for effective
hearing); Rs.1000/- per case per day (for
non-effective hearing, subject to a
maximum of 5 hearings)
3. Fee for appearance in
Tribunals/Commissions

Rs.3,000/- per case per day (for effective
hearing); Rs.1,000/- per case per day (for
non-effective hearing, subject to a
maximum of 5 hearings)
4. Fee for appearance in
District Courts/
Subordinate Courts

Rs.2,500/- per case per day (for effective
hearing); Rs.1,000/- per case per day (for
non-effective hearing, subject to a
maximum of 5 hearings
5. Fee for drafting SLP/
Writ Petition/Transfer
Petition/Counter Affidavit

Rs.5,000/-

6. Fee for drafting
Additional Affidavit/
Miscellaneous
Applications etc.

Rs.4,000/-

7. Fee for Legal Opinion Rs.4,000/-

8. Fee for Filing appeals
(revision/review) on
behalf of UGC

Rs.6,000/- per case

9. Clerkage

10% (no clerkage will be paid on simple
adjournment)

10. Miscellaneous Charges

As per actual#

11. Similar/Identical Cases

Where in two or more cases involve
substantially identical questions of law or
facts and where the main difference is in
the names, addresses of the parties
concerned, amount of money involved,
etc., and/or where common or identical
judgments are delivered, irrespective of
the fact that all the cases are heard
together or not, the Counsel/Advocate
shall be paid the full amount in the main
case and Rs.250/- per case per effective
hearing for each of the connected
case(s). SLP/petitions of appeal arising
out of one common judgment or order will
be considered as one case, if they are
heard together;

# - On production of Bills/Receipts
PROFORMA FOR APPLICATION FOR THE POSITION OF STANDING
COUNSEL(S)/PANEL COUNSEL(S) IN UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION,
NEW DELHI
1. Name of the person
2. PAN-Permanent Account Number
3. Father’s Name
4. Date of Birth
5. Address for Correspondence
6. Permanent Address
7. Educational Qualification*
8. Category for which applying: Standing Counsel/Panel Advocates
9. Date of enrolment in High Court as Counsel*
10. Date of empanelment as member of Bar Council of High Court*
11. If partner/engaged in a firm/institution, name(s) of firm(s) and other partners
Verification
I, ____________________________S/o______________________________
r/o_________________________________________________________________
hereby declare that whatever has been stated in the above application is true to best
of knowledge and belief.


Signature
Date :
Place :

*Documentary proof to be attached

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 Jobs Id:   (Submission Date: 20/04/2015)
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Last Date: 20/05/2015
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  Jobs Id:   (Submission Date: 16/04/2015)
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