Q. Consider the following statements regarding “Bar Council of India (BCI)”:
1.It is a statutory body.
2.It lay down standards of professional conduct and etiquette for advocates..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: The Bar Council of India (BCI) is a statutory body constituted under the Advocates Act, 1961 to regulate and represent the Indian bar. Its functions are as follows:

  • To lay down standards of professional conduct and etiquette for advocates.
  • To safeguard the rights, privileges and interests of advocates.
  • To promote and support law reform.
  • To promote legal education and to lay down standards of legal education.

Source: Laxmikanth Governance