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Invite Applications for Empanelment of Advocates / Law Firms at IIT Guwahati - last date 8th March, 2020

Guwahati, Assam, India, PIN – 781 039


Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, incorporated under the Indian Institute of Technology (Amendment) Act, 1994 (35 of 1994) is an autonomous body under Ministry of HRD. Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati is a premier institute of higher education which was established in 1994 in Guwahati. It is governed by the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 which have declared IITs as institutions of national importance and lays down their powers, duties, and framework for governance etc. The Institutes of Technology Act,1961 lists twenty-three institutes (after the last amendment in 2016).Applications are invited from eligible Advocates for empanelment of Advocates/Law firms to represent IIT Guwahati before different Courts of Law and provide legal advices in administrative matters.

Eligibility of Empanelment 
  • a) Bachelor degree in Law from a recognized University and registration with Bar Council of India.
  • b) Have a minimum, relevant experience of fifteen years of handling civil/criminal/service/IPR/land related matters/quasi-judicial forums like consumer forums, arbitral tribunals etc.
  • c) Having good communication/drafting skills in English and good knowledge of law and procedure, in civil and criminal matters.
  • d) The Advocates / Law Firms should be familiar with various branches of law especially those conceiving laws of matters related to various writs, PIL, Land Disputes/Constitutional/ Service Law/Contract Law/ Property Laws and Taxations /IPR /consumer forum etc.
  • e) Preference will be given to the counsels who have dealt earlier with Educational Institutes / Universities / Government Department cases (writ petitions / appeals) inHon’ble Supreme Court / Hon’ble High Court and Hon’ble District Courts.
  • f) The Counsel should be well conversant with Prevention of Corruption Act, Central Vigilance Commission Act, Indian Penal Code, RTI Act etc. and Procedural Codes.

Procedure for Empanelment:

The empanelment of the Advocates/law firm will only be based on merit. For this purpose,the applications received shall be scrutinized by IIT Guwahati. The final selection will bemade based on interview/interaction or any other criteria as fixed/deem fit by the Authorityof the Institute.

How to Apply:

Eligible practicing Advocate/Law Firms must submit application in the format prescribed inAnnexure “I” enclosed herewith, along with all supporting documents in a sealed envelopeto:-Registrar,Administration Building,Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati,
Guwahati, Assam, PIN-781 039

The last date of receiving Applications in the prescribed format along with supporting document is 8th March, 2020 till 16.00 hours.

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