Relying on decision of the Division bench of Kerala High Court, Justice Prathiba M Singh also struck down Sec 17 of of Senior Citizens Act 2007 as it was ultra-vires with Sec 30 of Advocates Act 1961.
From Para 4,
4. Insofar as the first issue is concerned, ld. Counsel for the Petitioner relies upon the judgment of the Kerala High Court in Adv. K.G. Suresh v. Union of India & Ors. [W.P.(C) No. 21946/2011, decided on 30th March, 2021]. He submits that Section 17 of the Act has been declared to be ultra vires Section 30 of the Advocates Act, 1961.
From Para 9,
9. In view of the above, since Section 17 has been declared ultra vires Section 30 of the Advocates Act, 1961, it would obviously mean that an advocate would have the right to represent parties before the Tribunal under the Act. Ordered accordingly.
Taruna Saxena Vs Union of India and Ors on 16 Apr 2021
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