Tribunals: The Wrong Reform - Legal Notes by Arvind Datar

Bar & Bench April 3 2017
Arvind Datar, party whip

The Finance Bill, 2017 surprisingly contained provisions for merging eight Tribunals into other existing Tribunals. For example, the Competition Appellate Tribunal will now be merged into the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal [NCLAT]. Consequently, appeals from orders passed by the Competition Commission of India will now be heard by the NCLAT.

While the taking over of the functions of the Railway Rates Tribunal by the Railway Claims Tribunal or the taking over of the Copyright Board is understandable, the merger of COMPAT with the NCLAT  is not . . .

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