Bar Council of AP In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 15 and 28 of the Advocates Act, 1961, (Act 25 of 1961), the Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh made the following rules which have been approved by the Bar Council of India.
Chapter – I SHORT TITLE AND DEFINITIONS
1. These rules may be called the Rules of the Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh and shall come into force with effect from the date of approval of the Bar Council of India.
2. In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires.
(a) “Act” means the Advocates Act. 1961
(b) “Advocate” means and Advocate entered on the Roll of the Council
(c) “Advocate-General” means the Advocate-General for the State of Andhra Pradesh
(d) “Casual Vacancy” means a vacancy that has arisen, otherwise than by efflux of time.
(e) “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Council and includes the Vice-Chairman.
(f) “Council” means the Bar Council of the State of Andhra Pradesh.
(g) “Form” means a form mentioned in Schedule I hereto.
(h) “High Court” means the High Court of Andhra Pradesh.
(i) “Prescribed” means prescribed by these rules.
(j) “Rules” means the rules made by the Council.
(k) “Secretary” means the Secretary of the Council or other person who may be appointed by the Council to perform the duties of a Secretary, however designated.
(l) “State” means the State of Andhra Pradesh.
(m) “State Roll” means the roll of the Council.
CHAPTER – II ELECTIONS
3. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires.
(a) “Candidate” means an Advocate, who has been nominated for election.
(b) “Continuing Candidate” means any candidate not elected and not excluded from the poll at any given time.
(c) “Court “ Means
(1) All the operations involved in the counting of the first preference recorded for candidates,Or
(2) All the operations involved in the transfer of the surplus of an elected candidate. Or
(3) All the operations involved in the transfer of the total value of votes of an excluded candidate.
(d) “Election day” means the day or the days on which voting takes place or the date of repoll.
(e) “Exhausted paper” means a voting paper on which no further preference is recorded for a continuing candidate. And includes a voting paper on which:-
(1) The names of two or more candidates, whether continuing or not, are marked with the same word and are next in order of preference, or
(2) The names of the candidate next in order of preference, whether continuing or not, is marked by a word not following consequently after some other word on the voting paper or by two or more words.
(f) “First Preference” means the word “ONE” set opposite the name of a candidate; “Second Preference” means the word “TWO” set opposite the name of a candidate; “Third Preference” means the word “THREE” set opposite the name of a candidate, and so on.
(g) “Original Vote”, in relation to any candidate, means a vote derived from a voting paper on which a first preference is recorded for such candidate.
(h) “Election Officer” means the Secretary of the Bar Council who will be the in charge of the Election process.
(i) “Presiding Officer” means a nominee or nominees of the Bar Council. Such nominee/nominees necessarily be practicing advocate/advocates.
(ii) “Polling Booth” means all such places where Courts are located or such other places notified by the Election Officer taking into account of distance of the Polling Booth.
(iii) For every 500 voters there shall be a separate polling booth.
(iv) “Bar Association” means a Bar Association mentioned in the list of Bar Associations maintained by the Bar Council.
(i) “Surplus” means the number by which the value of the votes, original and transferred, of any candidate exceeds the quota.
(j) “Transferred Vote”, in relation to any candidate, means a vote, the value or part of the value of which is credited to such candidate and which is derived from a voting paper on which a second or a subsequent preference is recorded for such candidate.