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(6) Upon the death of an Advocate who is a member of the fund, his nominee or as the case may be, legal heirs shall be paid such sum not exceeding rupees one lakh as may be prescribed;

(7)All matters relating to the fund including its membership, administration and conditions subject to which payment from the fund shall be made, shall be as may be prescribed.]1

27. Registered Clerks Welfare Fund.-(1) Subject to such rules as may be prescribed by it, the State Government shall constitute a fund called the Karnataka Registered Clerks' Welfare Fund for payment of retirement benefits to the registered clerks in the State.

(2) There shall be credited to the Fund,-­

(a) any grant that may be made by the State Government; and

(b)any donation or contribution made to the Fund by the Bar Council of India,

Bar Council, any Bar Association, any association or authority, institution, any advocate or any other person.

(3) The State Government shall constitute a committee for the administration of the Fund.

(4) The State Government may make rules to provide for all matters relating to the Fund including its membership and administration and the conditions subject to which payment from the Fund shall be made.

28.Power to make rules.- The Bar Council may, with the previous approval of the State Government, by notification in the official Gazette, make rules for the purposes of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act other than for provisions of section 27.

29.Amendment of Act 16 of 1958 In the Karnataka Court Fees and Suits Valuation Act, 1958 (Karnataka Act 16 of 1958), after section 76 , the following section shall be inserted, namely:­

"76A. Legal Benefit Fund.- (1) Not with standing anything contained in this Act or

any other law for the time being in force, it shall be competent for the State Government to levy an additional court-fee, by notification, in respect of appeals or revisions to tribunals or appellate authorities, other than Civil and Criminal courts, at a rate not exceeding one hundred rupees for each appeal or revision.

(2) There shall be constituted a legal benefit fund to which shall be credited the proceeds of the additional court-fee levied and collected under sub-section (1).

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