Days after SC rap, govt okays NCLT & ITAT appointments | India News

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NEW DELHI: The government on Saturday approved the appointment of 18 members in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and another 13 were appointed as members of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), filling up vacancies in two important tribunals after a wait of several months.
The appointments come just days after an Supreme Court bench, headed by Chief Justice NV Ramana, pulled up the Centre for delaying the filling of vacancies in Tribunals. It had even warned of contempt proceedings if the appointments were not done in a week.
Keen to avoid further confrontation, the government appointed eight judicial members and 10 technical members in the NCLT for five years or till the age of 65 years. In addition, it has also approved the appointment of four judicial members in the ITAT, besides two in SC and OBC categories and seven accountant members.
The eight judicial members…

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