The subject of appearance of the Advocates as of right before the Labour courts and industrial Tribunal created under the Industrial disputes at 1947 had been a matter of controversy for a long time. The reason being that although the Advocates Act 1961 was enacted, still Sec. 30 of the said Act was ineffective for want of notification by the Central Government.
The Central government issued notification dated 9/6/2011 giving effect to Section 30 of the Advocate Act 1961 with effect from 15th of June 2011.
The said section 30 of Advocates Act, 1961 is reproduced below for reference.
30. Right of Advocate to practice:- Subject to the provisions of this Act, every advocate whose name is entered in the 1[State roll] shall be entitled as of right to practice throughout the territories to which this Act extends,-
(i) in all courts including the Supreme Court;
(ii) before any...