India: Appointments Cleared for NCLT and Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT)

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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Recently, the Central Government had come under fire from the Supreme Court for delaying appointments to quasi-judicial tribunals including (National Company Law Tribunal) NCLT and ITAT and so on. Now, the Centre, seemingly in response to the tussle with the court, has kept their promise of initiating appointments at the earliest. The Centre has approved the appointment of 18 members to the NCLT, including 8 judicial members and 10 technical members, in a notification. In addition, the position of Acting Chairperson of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal has been given to Hon. Justice M Venugopal, who has already assumed charge. On the other hand, the ITAT has got 13 new appointments, including six judge members and seven accountant members. Quasi-judicial tribunals are tribunals which deal with relatively more technical issues, where experts in the issue as well as judicial officers are appointed. This has helped expediting justice to some extent and these bodies are very significant in the Indian system.