Supreme Court directs the Government to complete the process of reappointment of members of NCLT & NCALT at the earliest and not later than two months
31.05.2021: The National Company Law Tribunal and Appellate Tribunal Bar Association has filed Writ Petition seeking a direction to MCA to fill up the vacancies of Chairman, NCLAT and President of NCLT.
Hon’ble Supreme Court observed that as the Government has already initiated the process of reappointment by writing to the Hon’ble Chief Justice, we trust and hope that the reappointment process should be completed expeditiously, as there is no necessity of issuance of any advertisement for participation of other eligible candidates. Reappointment of members can be considered separately without waiting for the process of fresh appointments to commence. As the strength of the members of the NCLT and NCLAT is depleting which would be detrimental to the smooth functioning of the Tribunals, we direct the Government to complete the process at the earliest and not later than two months.
Refer Full Order here: (2021) ibclaw.in 86 SC