Law Minister Anisul Huq on Saturday said the draft law for appointing High Court judges has almost been finalised.
“The draft is almost ready and will be placed before the cabinet soon,” the minister said while speaking at a certificate giving ceremony among newly appointed judges.
The Bangladesh Bar Council organised the programme at the Officers Club in Dhaka.
The minister also said the government is fully supportive of enacting the new law for the appointment of new judges.
“The lawyers don’t get retirement benefits. Therefore, the government has decided to give Tk40 crore for the lawyers’ benevolent fund,” he said.
He also said the Ecnec is expected to pass a project for constructing a 15-storey building for the Bar Council soon.
Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain was also present at the programme as the chief guest.
Congratulating the new lawyers, the chief justice said devotion is a must to gain success as a lawyer.
Bar Council Vice Chairman Advocate Abdul Baset Majumdar presided over the function while acting Chairman of the Bar Council Enrollment Committee Justice Md Nuruzzaman, chairman of finance committee Advocate M Rezaul Karim, member Barrister AM Mahbub Uddin Khokan, former law minister Abdul Matin Khasru, and chairman of Legal Aid Committee of Bar Council ZI Khan Panna were present.