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The Supreme Court Bar Association holds the farewell function in honour of Justice L Nageswara Rao who had his last working as Supreme Court judge today before the top court closed for vacations.

Justice Rao officially retires on June 7, 2022

#JusticeLNageswaraRao #SCBA
Sr Adv Pradeep Rai: Justice Rao has a multi faceted personality. Apart from being a good cricketer, He acted in many films as a police inspector. He was there even in serials. He acted in the movie "Kanoon Apna Apna" in which he acted with Kader Khan and Sanjay Dutt
Rai: Though I wanted to dig out more, Justice Rao' staff say we cannot dig more than this. Draupadi in Mahabharat prayed for a husband who was Humble, Good looking, handsome, & married 5 Pandavas. Madam (to Justice Rao’s wife) you prayed the same and you got Justice Rao.
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Supreme Court hears the tribunal vacancies case

AG KK Venugopal: We have filed a counter in the contempt of court case. We have said that the officer had no role to play in appointment of members in Income tax appellate tribunal

#SupremeCourt #Tribunal
AG: Search and selection committee had recommended names for ITAT members. The then secretary legal affairs who is the alleged contemnor had received the recommendations and there was no delay on his part. ACC approved 22 members.
SC: The SSC had recommended 28 members. This was done by Justice Khanwilkar committee. But you took 22 and 6 from main list. why did not you take from main list

AG: we are allowed to do so
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#SupemeCourt to hear a plea by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh challenging the constitutional validity of Sections 3(7), 5 and 7 (1) of the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021, which received presidential assent on August 13, 2021
#tribunalreforms @Jairam_Ramesh
Read details of the plea here:…
Bench assembles

Sr Adv Vikas Singh: This judgment by your bench was delivered in 2020 and now this act has been passed which is violative of the same.

I cannot hear you My Lord

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#SupremeCourt to hear a petition seeking directions for the constitution of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) appellate tribunal which had not been set up even after 4 years of the GST Act being in existence. CJI Ramana had asked Centre if it wants all #tribunals wrapped up
#SupremeCourt had taken strong exception to the delay by the Central government in filling up vacancies in various tribunals across the country effectively crippling their functioning and leaving people without legal remedies…
SG: In CAT appointments have been made. process has started, I had a word with govt. Please post it after 2 weeks we can come with substantial progrss

CJI: Time is not the issue. In 2017 Madras Bar case this court has said several times that tribunal vacancies has to be filled
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#SupremeCourt to shortly deliver verdict on a plea by Madras Bar Association challenging Sections 12, 13 of the Tribunal Reforms Ordinance, 2021 and Sections 184 and 186(2) of the Finance Act, 2017 as amended by the Ordinance

One of the moot point of the hearing was whether the retrospective effect given to Section 184(11) of Finance Act would override the judgments of the Supreme Court.
#supremecourt #tribunalordinance
Madras Bar Association had argued that challenged provisions are in "contravention of principles of separation of powers, independence of the judiciary (both being part of the basic structure of our Constitution), and are against efficient and effective administration of justice"
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Tribunal Reforms Ordinance, 2021 takes effect: Appellate authorities in 9 laws replaced with High Courts

#tribunals #tribunalreforms
In the Cinematograph Act, the Appellate Tribunal has been done away with. The concerned High Court will replace the Appellate Tribunal to hear appeals against decisions of the Board.
The ordinance has abolished the Appellate Board under the Copyright Act.

The ordinance also substitutes the Appellate Board with Commercial Courts (a division of the High Courts), which will exercise the Appellate Board’s powers.
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Supreme Court Bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao is scheduled to take up for hearing today a batch of matters concerning the appointments to Tribunals as well as a challenge to the 2020 Tribunal Rules.

#SupremeCourt Image
Hearing begins.

AG Attorney General appears on screen.

Justice L Nageswara Rao: Attorney, are you okay?

AG (who was in self isolation) responds he is well.
Bench to hear the petition filed by Madras Bar Association assailing the 2020 Tribunals rules first.

Senior Advocate Arvind Datar for Madras Bar Association asked to address the Court first.

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Former SC judges, Justices (retd.) Kurian Joseph, Shiva Kirti Singh (now TDSAT Chairman) and Sr Adv Neeraj Kishan Kaul speak on “Tribunals under our Constitution: Institutionalisation or Trivialisation of Justice”

The Webinar is being hosted by the CAN Foundation in a Q&A format
CAN Foundation CEO Siddharth Gupta rendered the welcome address.

The session is being moderated by Abhikalp Singh and Aditya Khandekar.

First Question to Justice (retd.) Kurien Joseph: What are the characteristics of a ‘Tribunal’, the reasons to move towards tribunalization and its distinction from ‘courts?

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