15. (1) A Bar Council may, whenever necessary, constitute a relief fund for the help of any distressed advocate or his family and dependents or for assistance to bar associations affected by war damage or natural calamities or other extraordinary causes.
(2) The relief fund constituted under clause (1) may consist of-
(a) amounts transferred from any other fund of the Bar Council;
(b) grants made by the Government;
(c) contributions received from the advocates; and
(d) donations received from the public, local authorities or other sources.
(3) Assistance from a relief fund may be in the form of loan or guarantee for the repayment of any loan or lump-sum grant or purchase and distribution of materials.
(4) The manner in which and the conditions subject to which any assistance may be extended under this Article shall be determined by the Bar Council.
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