India is the world’s third-largest smartphone market with more than a billion users and growing, but the country still has its share of lawyers.
With more than 3,000 registered lawyers in the country, the country has more than two million lawyers in law offices and practice areas, and has a population of around 7.6 million.
According to the Ministry of Law, the number of lawyers is expected to grow by 5% in the next five years.
The government is looking to create a legal education industry in India by providing scholarships to the country’s lawyers and providing them with the training necessary to practice law in India.
The law and legal education sectors are currently valued at about Rs. 50,000 crore, and the government aims to increase the amount by providing an additional Rs. 10,000 per lawyer.
The government is also planning to establish a new entity, the Law Training Academy, to train lawyers in India to become law professionals.
The new organisation is set to start operating in 2018, and will be led by a lawyer, with the aim of developing and launching a new legal education sector.
The new organisation will be set up with the assistance of various government departments, said an official spokesperson of the Ministry.
According to a 2015 report by the Indian Council of Legal Education, the total number of law students in India is estimated at 6,000,000.
However, only about 10% of these students are able to get into top law schools.
“Law graduates are the future of India, the majority of them do not end up working as lawyers,” said an ICLE official.
“A good lawyer is a good lawyer, even if he does not practise law,” the official said.