What are the Disciplinary powers of Bar Council of India? Section 36 of Advocates Act, 1961
(1) Where on receipt of a complaint or otherwise
the Bar Council of India has reason to believe that
any advocate whose name is not entered on any State
roll has been guilty of professional or other
misconduct, it shall be refer the case for disposal
to its disciplinary committee.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in this
Chapter, the disciplinary committee of the Bar
Council of India may, either of its own motion or on
a report by any State Bar Council or an application
made to it by any person interested withdraw for
inquiry before itself any proceedings for
disciplinary action against any advocate pending
before the disciplinary committee of any State Bar
Council and dispose of the same.
(3) The disciplinary committee of the Bar Council of India disposing of any case under this section, shall observe, so far as may be, the procedure laid down in Section 35, the references to the Advocate-General in that section being construed as references to the Attorney-General of India.
(4) In disposing of any proceedings under this section the disciplinary committee of the Bar Council of India may make any order which the disciplinary committee of a State Bar Council can make under sub-section (3) of section, 35 and where any proceedings have been withdrawn for inquiry before the disciplinary committee of the Bar Council of India the State Bar Council concerned shall give effect to any such order.
Section 36 : Disciplinary powers of Bar Council of India
Section 36A : Changes in constitution of disciplinary committee
Section 36B : Disposal of disciplinary proceedings
Section 37 : Appeal to the Bar Council of India
Section 38 : Appeal to the Supreme Court
Section 39 : Application of sections 5 and 12 of Limitation Act, 1963
Section 41 : Alteration in roll of advocates
Section 42 : Powers of disciplinary committee
Section 42A : Powers of Bar Council of India and other committees
Section 43 : Cost of proceedings before a disciplinary committee
Section 44 : Review of orders by disciplinary committee
Section 45 : Penalty for persons illegally practicing in courts and before other authorities
Section 46 - Payment of part of enrolment fees to the Bar Council of India
Section 46A : Financial assistance to State Bar Council