Chennai, Jan 22 (PTI) The elections to the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry would be held on March 28 and a retired Madras High Court judge has been appointed the Returning Officer for it.Also Read - Tamil Nadu Rains: Holiday For Schools Declared in 22 Districts | Key Points

Announcing this, a communication sent to the state body by the Bar Council of India said filing of nominations would commence on February 1 and end on February 15. Also Read - Jayalalithaa's Veda Nilayam House Not to be Converted Into Memorial, Rules Madras HC

Last date for withdrawal would be on February 22, it said. Also Read - Highlights India vs New Zealand 3rd T20I Match : IND Win By 73 Runs, NZ Whitewashed 3-0

Justice G.M.Akbar Ali, a retired judge of the high court, has been appointed as the Returning Officer for the much-awaited elections.

The BCI also noted that the ex-officio chairman of the BTCP and two members of a special committee, constituted to administer the functions of the council till the elections, had in separate letters sought appointment of a retired judge to ensure a free and fair election.

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