SC says Centre testing Patience over Vacancies in tribunals

Mon Sep 06 2021 17:53:10 GMT+0530 (IST)

The top court of the country, Supreme Court expressed its severe dissatisfaction with the Union Government over not filling the vacancies in the tribunals and other bodies and came down severely on the Centre on the issue on Monday. Chief Justice of India(CJI) NV Ramana made serious comments on this matter.

The Supreme Court said that it feels that the Union Government is not respecting the orders issued by it and the government is testing the patience of the court. The Court had served notices to the Centre.

Earlier today, the Apex Court expressed its concerns over the non-fulfillment of the vacancies in various judicial bodies. Saying that the Court doesn't need any confrontation with the Government, the Supreme Court maintained that the government's behavior made the court upset.

The way the appointments are cleared in the Supreme Court makes everyone happy. But the same is not happening in the tribunals. When the appointments in the Supreme Court can be cleared, why can't the same happen in the appointments of the tribunals as well, the special bench asked the Solicitor General.

A special bench led by Chief Justice had served notices to the Centre and posted the next hearing to the 13th of this month. The appointments in the vacant places should be done in a week.

When the Apex Court said that it wants no confrontation with the Union Government, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that even the Government of India doesn't want the confrontation.

During the arguments, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said, the vacancies would be filled in a couple of months. Quashing the arguments, the Supreme Court said, the vacancies are pending for two years but were not filled.

Not making the appointments in the vacant tribunals is making the bodies weak. Hence the vacancies should be filled at the earliest. The vacancies in the NCLT (National Company Law Tribunal) and NCLAT (National Company Law Appellate Tribunal) are crucial and are linked with the economy.

The bench also found fault with the Tribunal Reforms Act brought by the Centre. Another act comes when the Court quashes an act. The process looks like a pattern. The