Supreme Court: The 3-judge bench of Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah, JJ has extended the the tenure of the Chairman and the members of TDSAT for 3 months after Attorney General KK Venugopal submitted before it that the tenure of the Chairman of TDSAT be extended for some period to enable the entire process of selection and appointment be completed.
The order of the Court reads,
“the tenure of the Chairman and the members of TDSAT be extended for a period of three months during which period the entire process of appointment of the Chairman and members be completed.”
The Court also asked the Government to take appropriate decision with regard to selection and appointment before the next date of hearing after National Disputes Redressal Commission submitted that the Selection and Search Committee has already made recommendation for judicial and non judicial members of National Disputes Redressal Commission on 24th June, 2020 which is pending consideration with the Government.
The Court has listed the matter on August 26, 2020.
Former Supreme Court judge Justice Shiva Kirti Singh is the Chairman of TDSAT. His tenure is coming to end on 20th July, 2020 and the tenure of members have already come to an end.