Modi set to liberalize legal sector


The government plans to liberalize the legal sector around November, Salman Waris, an executive committee member of the Indian National Bar Association (INBA), told India Business Law Journal.

“They are looking at a timeline of three to four months to liberalize the sector,” said Waris, who was present at a meeting in late July at the law ministry in Delhi, attended by Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad, Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra and representatives from the Bar Association of India, Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and INBA.

Teaotia said that the issue was a top priority for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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