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      (2) The date of receipt of the complaint of the date of the initiation of the proceedings at the instance of the State Bar Council shall be the date on which the State Bar Council refers the case for disposal to its Disciplinary Committee under section 35(1).
       (3) Whenever the records of proceedings are transferred under Section 36B of the Act to the Council, the requirements in Rule 9(2) of this Chapter shall be followed by the Disciplinary Committee of the State Bar Council.
B. Withdrawal of Proceedings under Section 36 of the Act
       18. (1) Where a State Bar Council makes a report referred to in Section 36(2) of the Act, the Secretary of the State Bar Council shall send to the Secretary of the Bar Council of India all the records of the proceedings along with the report.
       (2) An application by a person interested in the withdrawal of a proceeding referred to in Section 36 (2) of the Act, shall be signed by him and it shall set out the necessary facts supported by an affidavit and accompanied by the fee prescribed.
       (3) For making an order on an application of a party or otherwise under Section 36(2) of the Act, the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Council of India may:
           (a) call for a Report of the Disciplinary Committee seized of the proceeding;
          (b) issue notice to the respondent;
           (c) require the parties to file such statements as it considers necessary;
          (d) call for the records of the proceedings; and
          (e) examine any witnesses;
      (4) In the proceedings before the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Council of India under Section 36, unless otherwise directed, the parties may appear in person or by Advocate who shall file a vakalatnama as provided for under Rule 6(1) in this Chapter.
      (5) As a consideration of the Report of a State councils or otherwise the Disciplinary Committee of the Bar Council of India shall pass such orders as it considers proper.
C. Appeal to the Bar Council of India under Section 37 of the Act
       19. (1) An appeal to the Council provided for under Section 37 of the Act, shall be in the form of a memorandum in writing as set out in Rule 21 in this Chapter. If the appeal is in a language other than English, it shall be accompanied by a translation thereof in English.
       (2) In every appeal filed under Section 37(1) of the Act, all persons who were parties to the original proceedings shall alone be impleaded as parties.
       (3) Save as otherwise directed by the Disciplinary Committee of the Council, in an appeal by the Advocate against an order under Section 35, in case of death of the complainant the legal representatives of the complainant shall be made parties.
      20. (1) An appeal may be presented by the appellant or his Advocate or by his recognised agent in the office of the Bar Council of India, or sent by registered post with acknowledgement due so as to reach the Secretary, Bar Council of India on or before the last day of limitation.
      (2) Any appeal may be admitted after the period of limitation if the appellant satisfies the Disciplinary Committee that he has sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal within such period. Any such application for condonation of delay shall be supported by an affidavit.
       21. (1) The memorandum of appeal referred to in Rule 19(1) of this Chapter shall contain necessary particulars as in the Form G. The memorandum of appeal shall state when the order was communicated to the applicant, and how it is in time.
      (2) Along with the memorandum of appeal, the appellant shall file:

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