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Centre appoints members

  • Published
    15th Sep, 2021

GS-II: Polity & Governance

  • Statutory, Regulatory and various Quasi-judicial Bodies
Context

The government has recently appointed 31 people as judicial, technical and accountant members at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT) amid the Supreme Court flagging concerns about vacancies in various tribunals.

  • Tribunal is an administrative body responsible for discharging quasi-judicial duties and thus, it is neither a Court nor an executive body.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements with reference to tribunals:

  1. They are not bound by Code of Civil Procedure.
  2. Unlike High Courts, they do not have power to punish for their contempt.
  3. In India, the National Tribunals Commission takes care of administrative and infrastructural needs of the tribunals.

Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

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Mains Question:

Does tribunalization of justice undermine the principle of separation of power as envisioned in our constitution? Analyze.   (150 Words)

Approach:

  • In the introduction, state the articles based on which Tribunals are constituted in India.
  • Briefly describe Separation of Power.
  • Enumerate briefly the reasons for formation of Tribunals
  • Enumerate the ways based on which Tribunalization goes against the norm of separation of Powers.
  • Way Forward and Conclusion

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