BCI imposed 3 years ban on opening new law colleges

The Bar Council of India (BCI) imposed a temporary ban of 3 years on opening new law colleges. It also plans to improve the standard of teaching by training law teachers in the country.
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Updated: Aug 14,2019 01:01:32 pm

BCI imposed 3 years ban on opening new law colleges

14 August 2019 Current Affairs:The Bar Council of India (BCI) imposed a temporary ban of 3 years on opening new law colleges. The moratorium will be exceptional to the National Law University that are proposed by a government in a State where there is no such varsity. BCI also said that it can open any model institution of Legal Education, like the National Law School of India University it opened in Bengaluru.
BCI requested all the State governments and varsities to stop unfair means and ensure that vacancies of law teachers in all the colleges are filled within four months. 
The Council also said that it will consider the pending proposals only and no fresh application would be entertained for any new institution. It also plans to improve the standard of teaching by training law teachers in the country.

Reason:
There are about 1,500 law college in all parts of the country for the law courts. Many institutions lack infrastructure and chronic teaching vacancies.
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