New Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday declined
to entertain a PIL seeking quashing of the amendment
to the Bar Council of India (BCI) rules introducing from this
academic year entrance test for law graduates before being
given license to practise.
The petition was dismissed by a Bench comprising Chief
Justice S H Kapadia and Justices K S Radhakrishnan and
The Bench, however, said it would hear after two weeks
the petition filed by BCI seeking transfer of cases from
various High Courts in which the introduction of entrance
examination has been challenged.
The apex court had on July 7 issued notices to those who
have challenged the amendment to Rules by an April 10
Some of the petitioners in High Courts have challenged
BCI rule fixing minimum marks for getting admission into law
BCI has come up with the rule making it mandatory to
secure minimum 45 per cent of the total marks for general
category candidates and 40 per cent for reserved communities
at the +2 or the degree examination for seeking admission into
5 years` integrated course or 3 years` course respectively.
Petitions were filed in the High Courts of Karnataka,
Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand
challenging the rule framed by the BCI in 2008.