Section 28 in The Advocates Fund Act 2001

Title: Certain persons not to be eligible for benefits

Description: No senior advocate, or a person in receipt of pension from the Central Government or a State Government, shall be entitled to ex gratia grant under section 19 or payment of amount on his cessation of practice under section 21 or any benefit under clause (a) or clause (b) or clause (c) of section 24.

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceedings shall lie against the appropriate Government or the Trustee Committee or the Chairperson or a Member or the Secretary of the Trustee Committee or the State Bar Council or any person for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act or the rules made thereunder.

Title: Bar of jurisdiction of civil courts

Description: No civil court shall have jurisdiction to settle, decide or deal with any question or to determine any matter which is by or under this Act required to be settled, decided or dealt with or to be determined by the Trustee Committee or the State Bar Council.

Title: Power to summon witnesses and take evidence

Description: The Trustee Committee and the State Bar Council shall, for the purpose of any enquiry under this Act, have the same powers as are vested in a civil court while trying a suit under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908), in respect of the following matters, namely:— (a) enforcing the attendance of any person or examining him on oath; (b) requiring the discovery and production of documents; (c) receiving evidence on affidavit; (d) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses; (e) any other matter which may be prescribed.

Title: Power to amend Schedules I and II

Description: (1) The appropriate Government may, on the recommendation of the Trustee Committee, by notification, and having due regard to the availability of the amount in the Fund, amend the rates specified in Schedule I. (2) The Central Government may, as and when considered necessary, by notification, amend Schedule II.