Scatmag.com

May 2017

NEW TDSAT CHAIRMAN


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Retired Supreme Court judge Shiva Kirti Singh has been appointed Chairman of the Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT).

The TDSAT has been without a Chairman for almost a year, since Justice Aftab Alam retired last June.

The rules require the TDSAT Chairman must be a High Court or Supreme Court judge.


JUSTICE SINGH

Shiva Kirti Singh Commenced his career as an advocate in 1977 and was designated a Senior Advocate thirteen years later. In 1998, he was appointed as a judge of the Patna High Court, where he served as Acting Chief Justice for four months. He was later transferred as Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court in October 2012. After a tenure that lasted a little over 3 years, Justice Singh retired in November 2016.


TDSAT Will Now Also Handle Matters Of The Earlier Cyber Appellate Tribunal & the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal






ADDITIONAL DUTIES

As per the Finance Act 2017, the Modi government has reduced the number of Tribunals, and re-allocated portfolios off existing tribunals.

The TDSAT, will now additionally also handle all duties of the earlier Cyber Appellate Tribunal & the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal. n