Transfer of pending Appeals (arising from the Jurisdiction of Chennai Bench) from Principal Bench to Chennai Bench


S.O. No. 14/2021

Dated: 17th July, 2021


Whereas the Central Government has issued Notification dated 13.03.2020 for constitution of Chennai Bench of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) with effect from 18.03.2020 to hear the appeals against the orders of the Benches of the National Company Law Tribunal having jurisdiction in respect of States of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry,


Whereas the Bench at Chennai became operational w.e.f. 25th January, 2021


Whereas vide Order S.O. No. 01/2021 dated 11th January, 2021, it was directed by the then Acting Chairperson, as under:

“It is also ordered that until further order, only new cases would be filed and entertained in the NCLAT Chennai Bench. The old cases already filed or pending or as may be filed till the date of operationalization of the NCLAT Chennai Bench shall be heard and decided by the Principal Bench, NCLAT, New Delhi.

Whereas now the Competent Authority has, considering developments since the Bench at Chennai became operational and present status, directed withdrawal of portion of Order as reproduced above-S.O. No. 01/2021 dated 11th January, 2021 and it has been directed that all pending Appeals (including TAs, Contempt Cases etc. arising out of the Appeals) at the Principal Bench (except part-heard cases and those reserved for Judgments) arising from the Jurisdiction of Chennai Bench in terms of Notification dated 13th March, 2020 issued by the Central Government shall stand transferred and will be taken up and heard before Chennai Bench.

Appeal(s) (as mentioned above) in which fixed date(s) has been given would be taken up by Chennai Bench on the concerned date(s). Appeal(s) (as mentioned above) in which fixed date(s) is not there or date is over, would be listed before Chennai Bench for “Directions- To settle Date”. All concerned  parties shall take note.

Registry at Principal Bench will take follow up action to transport the concerned Records and Proceedings of the cases immediately.

By order of the Competent Authority

(Peeush Pandey)
Registrar, NCLAT

Copy to:
All concerned.

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