Delay in AIBE 17 (XVII) 2023 Result Issue Reaches Supreme Court- Lawyer Files Plea Says Right to Livelihood is in Jeopardy
A lawyer has filed a petition with the Supreme Court requesting the Bar Council of India (BCI) to announce the results of the 17th All India Bar Examination (AIBE), which took place in February 2021. The petitioner argues that failure to announce the AIBE results is jeopardizing her legal right to practice as an advocate, which will affect her source of income.
According to the Petitioner, life can be miserable without a livelihood, and article 21 of the Indian Constitution guarantees the right to life as a fundamental right, including the right to livelihood.
The AIBE is a mandatory examination for lawyers to enroll with a State Bar Council and engage in the practice of law. The delay in declaring the AIBE results is unreasonably abusing the BCI’s powers, and the petitioner has asked the Court to instruct the BCI to announce the results as soon as possible.