Legal Divison | NCTE : National Council For Teacher Education

Legal Division


Introduction

The National Council for Teacher Education and its four Regional Committees were set up for proper maintenance of Norms and Standards in the teacher education process and matter connected therewith throughout the country. In the process, litigations have been cropped up and a large number of court cases have been filed in the Hon’ble Supreme Court and various Hon’ble High Courts against NCTE. With a view to effective dealing with the litigation matters and Court cases, a separate section viz Legal Division was established in the NCTE(HQ). The main objective of the Legal Division is to take timely and suitable action on the various litigation matters and Court cases to resolve the litigations and protect the interest of NCTE and decrease the Court cases filed against the NCTE.

Activities:-

  1. The Division monitors and deals with all the Court cases filed in the Hon’ble Supreme Court and various Hon’ble High Courts of the country. The copy of the SLPs/writ petitions/legal documents are being received by the Standing Counsels filed in the ;Supreme Court and various High Courts. The cases are then processed on noting for assignment of the cases to specific legal counsels. The concerned Regional Committee prepares the parawise comments and the legal counsel prepare the counter replies accordingly. The Legal Section vets the counter replies prepared by the Regional Committees and the legal counsels. The Legal Section ensures timely filing of the same in the respective Court of law for defending the cases to protect the interest of NCTE.
  2. When the judgment is pronounced by the Court, the copy of the judgment is obtained and the Legal Section process the judgment for obtaining approval of the Competent Authority for implementation of the directions of the Court or otherwise. The decision of the Competent Authority is then communicated to the concerned Regional Committees for further action accordingly.
  3. The Legal Division, also process the SLPs filed in the Supreme Court and monitors from time to time for early disposal. In addition to the above, the Legal Section scrutinize the professional fee bills of legal counsels as per the extant of legal policy of NCTE for early payment to the concerned legal counsels.
  4. In the Legal Section, legal consultants have been engaged, who in addition to above functions also attend the Court cases in the High Courts and Supreme Court on the dates of hearing to help the legal counsels in providing inputs for proper defence/contest of the cases. The Legal Division also compiles and submits reports and returns on court cases every month to the Ministry of HRD and conducts meetings as and when required and prepare minutes of the meetings accordingly. Legal Section is also associated with the Amendment of NCTE Act, 1993.
  5. In addition to the above the legal consultants brief the legal counsels regarding the cases for proper defence of the cases in the Courts and also liaise with the officers of the MHRD in connection with the court cases.

Staff

The details of the staff engaged in the Legal Cell is as follows:

S.No. Name Designation Email with phone number
1. Dr. Sumita Das Majumdar Under Secretary legal@ncte-india.org
011-23370170

Legal Counsels

For Supreme Court of India

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1

Sh. Balraj Dewan

Legal Counsel

Residence Address-3/25, Nehru Nagar, New Delhi-110065.

Chamber No. 108, C.K. Daphtary Chambers, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi-110001.

23381682 & 9717950643

balrajdewan25@gmail.com

2

Sh. Rajendra Prasad Saxena

Legal Counsel

Residence Address-Flat No. 2129, Tower-9, Block-A GH-7, Crossing Republic, Ghazibad-201009(U.P)

Office Add. Chamber No. 306, C.K. Daphtary Supreme Court Lawyers Chamber Block, Tilak Lane, New Delhi-110001.

9810167723 & 9540810976

rpsaxenaadvocate@gmail.com

3

Sh. Ritesh Chowdhary

Legal Counsel

B-89, Basement, Gulmohur Park, New Delhi-110049.

99103 94267

ritesh.k.chowdhary@gmail.com

4

Sh. Anish Kumar Gupta

Legal Counsel

Office: A-107, R.G. Complex, D.B. Gupta Road, Motia Khan, Opp. Paharganj Police Station, New Delhi-110055.

91-9811480821 & 9654523831

anish1973@rediffmail.com

5

Ms. Asha G. Nair

Legal Counsel

Off: Chamber 322, C.K. Daphtary Chamber Block, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi-110001.

Res: H-11 CSIR Apartments, Maharani Bagh, Ashram Chowk, New Delhi-110065.

09810348981

ashanair253@gmail.com

6

Sh. Krishnayan Sen

Legal Counsel

Res.Add. C-25, Ground Floor, Pamposh Enclave, Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi-110048.

Off. Add. VERUS, Advocates, E-177, Lower Ground Floor, East of Kailash, New Delhi-110 065

 

 

91-9769969950

91 11 26215603

krishnayan.sen@verus.net.in

7

Ms. VernikaTomar

Legal Counsel

Correspondence Add: Chambers 206, New Lawyers Chambers, Bhagwandass Road, New Delhi-110001.

09871114979

vernikatomar@gmail.com

8

Sh. Lakshmeesh Kamath

Legal Counsel

34, Babar Lane, Bengali Market, New Delhi-110001

9953603727

lakshmeeshsk@gmail.com

9

Ms. Rekha Pandey

Legal Counsel

Res. 177, SukhdevVihar, Mathura Road, New Delhi-110 025.

Office –B-24, Jangpura Extension, New Delhi-110 014.

Chamber 113, New Supreme Court Law Chambers, Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi-110 001.

9811353338

rekhapandey08@gmail.com

10

Sh. Prashant Chaudhary

Legal Counsel

Res. Add. 9/46, Judge Colony, Sector-9, Vaishali Ghaziabad-201010.

Chamber 121, New Lawyer’s Chamber Supreme Court of India New Delhi-110001.

9810165755

prashantchaudhary.advocate@gmail.com

11

Sh. GautamTalukdar

Legal Counsel

Chamber 208, C.K. Daphtary Lawyers Chambers, BhagwanDass Road, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi-110001.

Office: B-4 Sector 14 Noida UP-201301.

09873895552

08373913429

gautamtalukdar.legal@gmail.com

12

Ms. Priyanjali Singh

Legal Counsel

F-701, Park View City-1, Sohna Road, Gurgaon-122012

2nd Floor, 57, Hemkunt Colony , Delhi-110048

9911313159 & 0124-4087466

priyanjalisingh@hotmail.com

13

Sh. Som Raj Choudhury

Legal Counsel

Off. C-1, Gulmohar Park, New Delhi-110049.

9871228823

lexrex.som@gmail.com

14

Manisha T. Karia

Legal Counsel

D-101, Ground Floor, Defence Colony, New Delhi-110024.

9818002150

manishakaria@gmail.com

15

P. Vinay Kumar

Legal Counsel

Add.C-53, Minto Road Complex, New Delhi-110002.

Off: 2nd Floor, 42B, Hanuman Lane, Behind Connaught Place Police Station New Delhi-110001.

9810455047

vinaynair_in@yahoo.com

For High Court of Delhi

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1

Sh. Arjun Harkauli

Legal Counsel

W-127, 2nd Floor, Greater KailashPart-II, New Delhi-110048

Mob:9818072418

Mob.No. 09818072418

011-49069596

arjunharkauli@gmail.com

2

Sh. Ashok Kumar Panigrahi

Legal Counsel

Chamber 47, Law Chambers, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi-110001.

Lawyer’s Chamber-535, Dwarka Court Complex, Sector 10, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075.

9868525085, 011-23385104

akpanigrahiadv@gmail.com

panigrahiashok@hotmail.com

3

Ms. ArunimaDwivedi

Legal Counsel

Chamber No. 358, Lawyers Chambers Block-1 Delhi High Court, New Delhi-110003.

H-11, Jangpura Extension, New Delhi-110014.

9810916537

arunima.adv@gmail.com

4

Sh. Kishan Nautiyal

Legal Counsel

Office Address: 607, Lawyers Chambers, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi-110 001.

Residence Add. 6D, Pocket-F, G T B Enclave, Delhi-110093.

09810188642, 011-23072557

kishannautiyal@yahoo.co.in

5

Sh. Raghavendra Pandey

Legal Counsel

Residential Adderss: 50/4, M.C.D. Officer’s Flat, Banglow Road, Delhi-110007.

Office Address: 1/38, Ground floor, Roop Nagar, New Delhi-110007.

91-9999829991

91-9818110078

raghvendrapandey@gmail.com

advocaterahvendrapandey@gmail.com

raghwendra11@gmail.com

6

Ms. Sonali Malhotra

Legal Counsel

A-4, New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi-110060.

9818024129

sonalimalhotra2007@gmail.com

7

Ms. Monika Arora

Legal Counsel

B-100, First Floor, Shivalik, Malviya Nagar, New Delhi-110017

9810246300

officeadvmonika@gmail.com

vibhurt@gmail.com

8

Sh. Rohit Gandhi

Legal Counsel

Chamber No. 36, R.K. Garg Block, Supreme Court of India, New Delhi-110201.

Residential Address: C6B/74, Janak Puri, New Delhi-110058

9818610321

011-25502223

advocaterohitgandhi@gmail.com

9.

Sh. Saurabh Chadda

Legal Counsel

B-55, 3rd Floor, JeewanNiketan, LIC Colony, PaschimVihar, New Delhi-110087.

8800152500, 011-25270582

saurabhchadda@yahoo.co.in

saurabhchadha21@gmail.com

10.

Sh. Yashwardhan

Legal Counsel

201, First Floor, Kailash Hills, New Delhi-110065

91-9650057524, 011-41076382

yashvardhanroy@gmail.com

For other Courts

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1

Shri Abdus Sattar, Advocate

Legal Counsel

85-A/189-A, Street No. 4, Gaffar Manzil, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi.

CH.No.468, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi-110001, Chamber No. 567, Chambers Block, Saket Court Complex, New Delhi.

09213530134, 9654278223,

Res.-011-26827786

abdussattar_adv@yahoo.in

2

Ms. ArunimaDwivedi

Legal Counsel

Chamber No. 358, Lawyers Chambers Block-1 Delhi High Court, New Delhi-110003.

H-11, Jangpura Extension, New Delhi-110014.

9810916537

arunima.adv@gmail.com

3

Sh. Raghavendra Pandey

Legal Counsel

Residential Addrss: 50/4, M.C.D. Officer’s Flat, Banglow Road, Delhi-110007.

Office Address: 1/38, Ground floor, Roop Nagar, New Delhi-110007.

91-9999829991

91-9818110078

raghvendrapandey@gmail.com

advocaterahvendrapandey@gmail.com

raghwendra11@gmail.com

Western Regional Committee-NCTE, Bhopal

High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing Counsel/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1.

Sh. Ved Prakash Tiwari

Legal Counsel

House-783 Lane No. 17 Front of Ryan School Santi Nager, Damoh Naka, Jabalpur (M.P.)

New Building seat No. 09 hall no. 4, High Court Campus, Jabalpur (M.P.)

09827608038

advocate.vedprakash6080@gmail.com

2.

Sh. Aniruddha Pratap Singh

Legal Counsel

306, Chandrika Parisar, Behind Gorakhpur Police Station, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur (M.P.) 482001

09425544143

singhadvocate@yahoo.co.in

3.

Sh. K.K. Singh

Legal Counsel

Shri K.K. Singh, Advocate, 3053/A, Aditya Colony, Adarsh Nagar, Narmada Road, Jabalpur- 482001 M.P.

9424310220

kksingh.2011@rediffmail.com

High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Gwalior

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing Counsel/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1.

Sh. Rudra Pratap Singh

Legal Counsel

31, Alkapuri, Behind New High Court, Gwalior, MP

09301101170

rudra_singh1@yahoo.co.in

High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Indore

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing Counsel/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1.

Sh. Romil Malpani

Legal Counsel

23-24 Sikh Mohalla, Friends Market, Near District Court, Indore 452007 (M.P.)

09617810820

romil.malpani@gmail.com

 

Southern Regional Committee-NCTE, Bangalore

High Court of Bangalore

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing Counsel/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1.

Sh. Basavaraj V. Sabarad

Legal Counsel

Chambers: No. 33, 2nd Main,

3rd Cross, Chakravarthy Layout,

Palace Cross Road,

Bangalore-560020

9448050800

bvsabarad@gmail.com

 

High Court of Madras

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing Counsel/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1.

Sh. M.T. Arunan

Legal Counsel

No. 162, Addl. New Law Chambers, High Court Buildings, Chennai-600104

9444021879

mtarunan@gmail.com

2.

Sh. P.R. Gopinathan

Legal Counsel

Flat No. S-1, Cherrukuri Apartments, Door NO. 64/46, Naidu Street, Kottur, Chennai-600085, Tamil Nadu State

9840671189

gopinathan2003@gmail.com

3.

Sh. K. Ramakrishna Reddy

Legal Counsel

“Sri Nivas”, U-89/A, (New No. 7), 3rd Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai-600040

9444919191

kramakrishnareddy@hotmail.com

4.

Sh. J. Harikrishna

Legal Counsel

Chamber No. 229, 1st Floor, Phase-III, Lawyer’s Chambers High Court, Madras 600104

9444216501

jakkula.hari@gmail.com

5.

Sh. G. Jehanathan

Legal Counsel

No. 447, New Law Chambers, Phase-III, High Court Buildings, Chennai-600104

No. 58, Car Street, Triplicane, Chennai-600005

9841151393

jagan_lr@yahoo.co.in

 

6.

Sh. U. Venkatesan

Legal Counsel

No. 130, Addl. Law Chamber, High Court Buildings, Chennai-600104

9840258379

uvenkatesanadvocate@gmail.com

7.

Sh. J.Vasu

Legal Counsel

Chamber No. 271, New Addl. Law Chamber, 1st Floor, High Court Buildings, Chennai-600104

9944034196

jvasuadv@gmail.com

8.

Sh. A. Asuvathaman

Legal Counsel

Altruism Law Firm, 3/26, Sundreshwarar Street, Mylapore, Chennai-600004

9500289328

asuvathallimuthu@gmail.com

9.

Sh. S. Sambath

Legal Counsel

Chamber No. 386, Addl. Law Chamber, High Court, Chennai-600104

9841124710

sambathselvaraj@gmail.com

High Court of Hyderabad

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing Counsel/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1.

Dr. Muddu Vijay

Legal Counsel

6-3-596/50, Venkataramana Colony, Khairatabad, Hyderabad

9908533361

mudduvijai@gmail.com

2.

Pasala Ponna Rao

Legal Counsel

Ho. No. 13-6-371/B, Ramsinghpura Karwan, Hyderabad

9885768905

pasala.advocate@gmail.com

3.

Sh. K. Ramakanth Reddy

Legal Counsel

Shri.K. Ramakanth Reddy, H.No.8-2-674/B/2/24, Road No.13, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad-500034 Andhra Pradesh

9849029276

rk_advo@rediffmail.com

rama3173@gmail.com

Eastern Regional Committee-NCTE, Bhubaneswar

High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Jabalpur

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing Counsel/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1.

Sh. Ved Prakash Tiwari

Legal Counsel

House-783 Lane No. 17 Front of Ryan School Santi Nager, Damoh Naka, Jabalpur (M.P.)

New Building seat No. 09 hall no. 4, High Court Campus, Jabalpur (M.P.)

09827608038

advocate.vedprakash6080@gmail.com

2.

Sh. Aniruddha Pratap Singh

Legal Counsel

306, Chandrika Parisar, Behind Gorakhpur Police Station, Gorakhpur, Jabalpur (M.P.) 482001

09425544143

singhadvocate@yahoo.co.in

3.

Sh. K.K. Singh

Legal Counsel

Shri K.K. Singh, Advocate, 3053/A, Aditya Colony, Adarsh Nagar, Narmada Road, Jabalpur- 482001 M.P.

9424310220

kksingh.2011@rediffmail.com

 

High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Gwalior

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing Counsel/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1.

Sh. Rudra Pratap Singh

Legal Counsel

31, Alkapuri, Behind New High Court, Gwalior, MP

09301101170

rudra_singh1@yahoo.co.in

 

High Court of Madhya Pradesh at Indore

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing Counsel/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1.

Sh. Romil Malpani

Legal Counsel

23-24 Sikh Mohalla, Friends Market, Near District Court, Indore 452007 (M.P.)

09617810820

romil.malpani@gmail.com

Northern Regional Committee-NCTE. Jaipur

High Court of Allahabad at Allahabad Bench

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1

Ravi Agrawal

Legal Counsel

Address- 208, Newada Colony, Near T.V. Tower, Allahabad-211001

 

9415344140/0532-2423235

raviagrawaladvocate@rediffmail.com

2

Sh. Rizwan Ali Akhtar

Legal Counsel

Residence Address -207/171, SabziMandi, (Near Clock Tower), Allahabad-3

Seat No. 52, Near Chamber No. 14, Old Building, High Court Allahabad.

Chamber: 42, Dr. Katju Road, Near Allahabad Junction Railway Station, Allahabad.

9415028735

rizwanaliakhtar@gmail.com

3

Ms. Rashmi Tripathi

Legal Counsel

493, K.L. Kydganj, Allahabad-211003

9935334687

tripathi099@gmail.com

4

Sh. Bharat Pratap Singh

Legal Counsel

Residence/Office Address-22, Balrampur, House, Mumfordganj, Allahabad.

Chamber No. 45, Old Building High Court, Allahabad.

09415215096/09984840555

bps.adv@gmail.com

 

5

Sh. Dhananjay Awasthi

Legal Counsel      

Off./Residential Address: 19/1 Sarojini Naidu Marg, Allahabad- 211001

Chamber Address- No’s 33, Old Building High Court, Allahabad.

9415236762

dhawasthi@rediffmail.com

dhawasthi123@gmail.com  

6

Sh. Pankaj Tripathi

 Legal Counsel

Address-180C/24 D Rajrooppur, P.S. Dhoomanganj 211011, Allahabad.

Chamber No. 71, New Building High Court, Allahabad

9452695800

pankajdrt@gmail.com

7

Sh. Anuj Pratap Singh

Legal Counsel

Address-28-C, Juhi Colony, Muir Road, Allahabad.

Ch. No. 125, High Court, Allahabad.

9450202596

email2anujsingh@gmail.com

8

Sh. Pradeep Chandra

Legal Counsel

Res-59/4D/1/Jawahar Lal Nehru Road, Tagore Town, L.I.C. Colony, Allahabad.

Chamber No. 18, High Court of Allahabad.

9415308518/9839052947

pratikchandra@gmail.com

High Court of Allahabad at Lucknow Bench

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1

Sh. Vikrant Raghuvanshi

Legal Counsel

Address-1/104, Sector-D, Priyadarshini Colony, Sitapur Road, Lucknow-226 020, UP.

9454395105

vikrantraghuvanshi@gmail.com

2

Sh. Sudhanshu Chauhan

Legal Counsel

Correspondence Add. B-4, Vigyanpuri, Mahanagar Extension, Lucknow226006

Chamber: LGF 20-21 Krishna Complex RaidasMandir Crossing, Lucknow.

9415482003

jt.sudhanshu@gmail.com

3

Sh. Ankit Kumar Rai

Legal Counsel

Address-83L/28/M, MadhubanVihar Colony, UmarpurNeewa, Dhoomanganj, Allahabad  211011.

Lawyer’s Chamber No. 71, High Court Allahabad.

9415351451, 7668477788

ankitraish2005@gmail.com

For High Court of Rajasthan at Jaipur Bench

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1

Sh. Shantanu Sharma

Legal Counsel

Office and Residence- E-59/1, “Shubhashish”, Lotus Street, IV Avenue, Lal Bahadur Nagar (West), Durgapura, Jaipur- 302 0181 (Rajasthan)

9828563551

shantanusharma1@hotmail.com

2

Sh. P.C. Sharma

Legal Counsel

Office-Cum-Residence-98-98-A Officer’s Enclave, Kalwar Road, Jaipur-302012.

Chamber No. 42 (B-Block) Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur

9828081766

pcsharma74@yahoo.in

3

Ms. Shweta Pareek Roy

Legal Counsel

P.No. 133 Gulmohar F-5, Gulmohar Residency II Floor, Kanak Vihar, Ajmer Road, Jaipur,

9314840084

shwetaparik@gmail.com

4

Sh. Raj Kumar Suthar

Legal Counsel

Res. Address-1155, Sanghi Ji’s Street, Chaura Rasta, Jaipur (Raj.)/BadaKuwa, Kota Road, Tonk (Raj.)

Office-Advocate Chamber, 1155, Sanghi Ji’s street Chaura Rasta, Jaipur (Raj.) &BadaKuwa, Kota Road, Tonk (Raj.)

9214860978/9314144480

advocate.suthar@gmail.com

5

Sh. Ashish Sharma

 

Office: B-14, Bajaj Nagar Apartment, Bajaj Nagar, Jaipur (Raj.)-302015.

Chamber No. 226-‘E’ Block, High Court, Jaipur

9462743292/9829708833

attorneyashish@gmail.com

High Court of Rajasthan at Jodhpur Bench

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1

Sh. Dinesh Hissaria

Legal Counsel

Office Address-14/62, “Pushp Villa” Neeti Nagar West, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur

Ch. No. 186,Civil Court, Bani Park, Jaipur,

Ch. No. 249 Rajasthan High Court Jaipur.

9829058876/9414254404

hissariaassociate@gmail.com

2

Sh. Bhanu Pratap Bohra

Legal Counsel

C-22 Krishna Nagar, Pali Road, Jodhpur (Raj.)

0291-2725605/9414236693

bpbohra@gmail.com

 

3

Sh. Prithvi Raj Singh

Legal Counsel

Residence: 11/9, Near Hotel AkshayRaikaBagh, Jodhpur (Raj.)

Office: Rajasthan High Court Premises, Jodhpur.

9414129805

prithvirajsingh_adv@yahoo.in

High Court of Punjab & Haryana at Chandigarh

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1

Sh. Ajay Jain

Legal Counsel

Address: H.No. 137, M.D.C. Sector 4, Panchkula, Chandigarh.

Office: A-102, Rishi Apartments, Ambala Chandigarh Panchkula Highway, Zirakpur, District Mohali

94160-20850

8950010250

ajayj3@gmail.com

 

2

Sh. Sandeep Jasuja

Legal Counsel

Residence-cum-office: Kothi No. 3064, Sector 28-D, Chandigarh-160 002.

Bar Room No. 17, New Bar Complex, Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.

98141-78568

sandeepjasuja@hotmail.com

 

For High Court of Uttarakhand

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1

Dr. Kailash Chandra Tewari

Legal Counsel

Resi. Old Y.M.C.A. Compound Lake View, The Mall, Nainital (Uttarakhand)-263002.

Chamber No. 23, High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital-263002.

9412994951 & 7351621940

kailashtewari26@gmail.com

2

Sh. Tek Chand Agarwal

Legal Counsel

Residence Add. PachjanayBhawan Popular Compound Near Sita-Kiran Hotel Mallital, Nainital-263139.

Chamber No. 20 High Court Compound Nainital.

 

09456741741

tcagarwal5@gmail.com

3

Sh. Yogesh Pacholia

Legal Counsel

Residence: Pilgrim Lodge, Mallital, Nainital.

Office: Chamber No. 35, High Court of Uttarakhand, Nainital.

9412042031

yogeshpacholia@rediffmail.com

High Court of Himachal Pradesh

S.No.

Name of the Advocate

Standing/Legal Counsel

Address

Mobile No./E-mail

1

Sh. B. NandanVasishta

Legal Counsel

Office Add. 15, Daulat Ram Complex, Lakkar Bazar, Shimla-171001.

Resident Add. H.No. 1202, BasantVihar, Near ParimahalKusumpatti, Distt. Shimla-171009.

98160-79052/0177-2625530

nandan2010india@gmail.com

Rules and Regulation (Norms and Procedure)

The Legal Section follows the legal guidelines framed for the purpose wherein the criteria and rules for appointment of the legal counsels in Supreme Court and various High Courts, assignment of cases to the counsels by the Competent Authority, guidelines for filing vakalatnama and filing the counter reply in the Courts and fee structure payable to the counsels etc. have been prescribed. A copy of the extant legal policy of NCTE is attached herewith as Appendix ‘A’.

Legal Policy (‘Appendix A’)

An approach paper cum guidelines in regard to the litigation matters of National Council For Teacher Education and its Regional Committees, a statutory body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development set up with a view to achieving planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system throughout the country, the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the teacher education system and for matters connected therewith, have been framed as under:

  1. CATEGORY OF COURT CASES
    1. Important Matters: Cases where the judgement will affect the NCTE Act, Rules or any regulations and where any unfavorable decision may have serious consequences.
    2. Ordinary Matters: Cases where the petitioner has impleaded NCTE as one of the respondents and NCTE has only to furnish certain facts based on regulations to the Court.
    3. Performa Matters: Cases where NCTE is impleaded as one of the respondents, but no relief is sought from it.
  2. Eligibility, Appointment and empanelment of Legal Counsel for Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, various High Courts and other Lower Courts.
    A panel will be drawn by the NCTE(HQRs) for the legal counsels for Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and various High Courts and other courts as per criteria given below:
    1. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India:
      1. Appointing Authority : Appointment and removal of advocates will be made by NCTE(HQRs) with the approval of Chairperson, NCTE.
      2. Eligibility : The advocates should have a minimum of 5 years experience in handling the educational matters before the Supreme Court of India.
      3. Terms of appointment : The term of appointment of the Counsels would be for a period of one year and extendable on year to year basis from the date of appointment. The appointment of the Counsels may be terminated at any time by the appointing authority without assigning any reason.
    2. Hon’ble High Courts and other courts:
      1. Appointing Authority : Appointment and removal of advocates will be made by NCTE(HQRs) with the approval of Chairperson, NCTE. The Regional Directors have to recommend the names of advocates for various courts under their jurisdiction.
      2. Eligibility : Advocates should have a minimum of 3 years experience in handling the educational matters.
      3. Terms of appointment : The term of appointment of the Counsels would be for a period of one year and extendable on year to year basis from the date of appointment. The appointment of the Counsel may be terminated at any time by the appointing authority without assigning any reason.
  3. Engagement of Legal Counsels and assignment of cases for Hon’ble Supreme Court, various High Courts and other Lower Courts.
    1. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India: Engagement of advocates and assignment of the cases will be made by NCTE(HQRs) with the approval of Member Secretary, NCTE from the panel of advocates prepared for the purpose. For important cases, Senior Advocates will be engaged with the approval of Chairperson, NCTE.
    2. Hon’ble High Courts of India and other courts: : Engagement of advocates and assignment of the cases will be made by concerned Regional Directors out of the panel prepared by NCTE(HQRS)and ensure the equitable distribution of the cases. An advocate may be nominated in each court for receiving court notices/petitions on behalf of NCTE to avoid any ex-parte decisions on a monthly retainer-ship of Rs. 5000/-including charges for staff, office, rent and postage and other establishment charges except for his appearance etc.
      Note : For the cases defended by NCTE(HQRs) at Delhi/New Delhi, advocates will be engaged with the approval of Member Secretary, NCTE.
  4. Filing of Vakalatnama and Defending the cases on behalf of NCTE(HQRs) and Regional Committees.
    1. Cases where NCTE(HQRs) is a party along with concerned Regional Committees: Regional Director concerned will defend the case also on behalf of NCTE(HQRs) and file the Vakalatnama. Specific information will have to be obtained from the NCTE(HQRS) for filing the affidavit, if any. Information about the latest status of the case invariably be sent to NCTE(HQRs).
    2. Cases where Regional Committee is a party and NCTE(HQRs) is not a party: Regional Director concerned will defend the case and file the Vakalatnama. Specific information, if any, will have to be obtained from the NCTE(HQRs) for filing the affidavit, if any.
    3. Cases where NCTE(HQRs) is a party and Regional Committee is not a party: Regional Director concerned will defend the case on behalf of NCTE(HQRs) and file the Vakalatnama in the Courts under their jurisdiction. Specific information will be obtained from the NCTE(HQRS) for filing the affidavit, if any. For the cases at Delhi/New Delhi, NCTE(HQRs) will defend the same and file the Vakalatnama accordingly.
      Note: The cases pertaining to the service matters of the NCTE Staff before various Courts at New Delhi should be defended by NCTE(HQRs) after taking the required information from the concerned Regional Committee, if any.
  5. Filing of Appeals before Division Benches of Hon’ble High Courts and Hon’ble Supreme Court of India by NCTE and its Regional Committees:
    In cases where the directions are against the NCTE Rules, Regulations, Norms and Standards, an action shall be taken to file an appeal against such directions:
    1. For filing of Appeals against any decision of the lower Court before and upto the Division Bench of Hon’ble High Courts, approval of Member Secretary, NCTE is required.
    2. For filing of Appeals before Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, approval of Chairperson, NCTE is required.
  6. Payment of legal fees to the Counsels engaged.


    HON’BLE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

     

    i) Senior Advocates

    As mutually settled

    ii) Other Advocatess

    (i) Appearance : Rs. 3000.00

    (ii) Final Appearance : Rs. 4500.00

    (iii) Preparation and filing of Counter Affidavit : Rs. 3000.00

    (iv) Preparation and filing of additional affidavit : Rs. 1000.00

    (v) Conference charges( per Conference/day) : Rs. 2000.00

    (vi) Misc. expenditures : As per actual

    (Photocopy, typing, court fee, attestation etc.)

    VARIOUS HIGH COURTS AND OTHER COURTS

    i) Senior Advocates

    As mutually settled

    ii) Other Advocatess

    (i) Per appearance : Rs. 2250.00

    (ii) Final Appearance : Rs. 3500.00

    iii) Preparation and filing of CA (High Courts) : Rs. 3000.00

    (iii) Preparation and filing of CA (Other Courts) : Rs. 2500.00

    (iv) Preparation and filing of Additional Affidavit : Rs. 1000.00

    (v) Conference charges( per Conference/day) : Rs. 1000.00

    (vi) Misc. expenditures : As per actual

    (Photocopy, typing, court fee, attestation etc.)

Legal Opinion

For legal opinion on various documents and other issues related to the NCTE an amount of maximum of Rs. 1500.00 will be paid for each of the opinions. In
exceptional cases, the fee for legal opinion tendered by a senior advocate will be as mutually agreed upon.

Out of Headquarters

If the Counsel is required to go out of the Headquarters in connection with the Court case, he will be entitled to the TA/DA as admissible to the Class-I
officer of the Govt. of India having grade pay of Rs. 7600-8900 (As per the acceptance of the report of Sixth Pay Commission)

CLERKAGE

The Counsel will not entitled to any clerkage on the amount of fee payable to him.

GENERAL

  1. Identical cases: Two or more cases where substantially identical questions of law of facts are involved and where the main difference is in the names, addresses of the parties concerned, amount of money involved etc. where the common or identical Judgement are delivered irrespective of the fact whether all the cases are heard together or not. The Counsel shall be paid the full fee in the main case and Rs. 250/- each of the connected case.
  2. No fee will be allowed in cases which were got adjourned by the Counsel without the directions from the NCTE or on his personal grounds.
  3. These rates will also be applicable to the lawyers engaged by Regional Offices of the NCTE. Only one set of fee will be entitled on behalf of all the parties involved from NCTE point of view or UOI if the Counsel asked to appear for the same by UOI, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  4. If a senior advocate/lawyer of extra ordinary repute is engaged to defend/contest the case for the Council, his charges will be negotiated in advance and prior approval of the NCTE(HQRs) will be taken before such engagement.
  5. In any case if more than one lawyer is engaged in Supreme Court/High Court, in that case main lawyer will receive the charges as prescribed above and assisting lawyer will be paid @Rs. 3000.00 per appearance subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000.00 per case.
  6. No Conference/Opinion charges will be paid if decision/meeting is held with lawyer in a matter related to on-going case in any of courts in which that lawyer is engaged as Counsel of NCTE. However, if he is called to NCTE Office for discussion/meeting/conference, he will be entitled to claim TA/DA as applicable to the officers of NCTE at the level of Deputy Secretary.
  7. A Counsel will have to right to private practice, which should not, however, interfere with the efficient discharge of his duties as a Counsel for the NCTE/Government of India. A Counsel shall not advise any party in or accept any case against the NCTE/Govt. of India in which he has appeared or is likely to be called upon to appear for or advise or which is likely to affect or lead to litigation against the NCTE/Govt. of India.