Section 47 in Advocate Act

Title: Reciprocity

Description: (1) Where any country, specified by the Central Government in this behalf by notification in the Official Gazette, prevents citizens of India from practising the profession of law or subjects them to unfair discrimination in that country, no subject of any such country shall be entitled to practise the profession of law in India. (2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Bar Council of India may prescribe the conditions, if any, subject to which foreign qualifications in law obtained by persons other than citizens of India shall be recognised for the purpose of admission as an advocate under this Act.

Title: Indemnity against legal proceedings

Description: No suit or other legal proceeding shall lie against any Bar Council or any committee thereof or a member of a Bar Council 1[or any committee thereof] for any act in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of the provisions of this Act or of any rules made thereunder. 1. Ins. by s. 36, ibid. (w.e.f. 31-1-1974).

Title: Power of revision

Description: 1[48A. Power of revision-- (1) The Bar Council of India may, at any time, call for the record of any proceeding under this Act which has been disposed of by a State Bar Council or a committee thereof, and from which no appeal lies, for the purpose of satisfying itself as to the legality or propriety of such disposal and may pass such orders in relation thereto as it may think fit. (2) No order which prejudicially affects any person shall be passed under this section without giving him a reasonable opportunity of being heard.] 1. Ins. by Act 21 of 1964, s. 19 (w.e.f. 16-5-1964).

Title: Review

Description: 1[2[48AA. Review.-- The Bar Council of India or any of its committees, other than its disciplinary committee, may of its own motion or otherwise review any order, within sixty days of the date of that order, passed by it under this Act.] 1. Ins. by Act 21 of 1964, s. 19 (w.e.f. 16-5-1964). 2. Ins. by Act 60 of 1973, s. 37 (w.e.f. 31-1-1974).

Title: Power to give directions

Description: (1) For the proper and efficient discharge of the functions of a State Bar Council or any committee thereof, the Bar Council of India may, in the exercise of its powers of general supervision and control, give such directions to the State Bar Council or any committee thereof as may appear to it to be necessary, and the State Bar Council or the committee shall comply with such directions. (2) Where a State Bar Council is unable to perform its functions for any reason whatsoever, the Bar Council of India may, without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, give such directions to the ex officio member thereof as may appear to it to be necessary, and such directions shall have effect, notwithstanding anything contained in the rules made by the State Bar Council.]