The Tribunal Reforms Act, 2021

online current affairs test

  • The Tribunal Reforms Act, 2021 was passed in both houses recently. 
  • The law has triggered a fresh stand-off between the legislature and the judiciary over the powers of and limitations on law making.
  • As per the Bill, the minimum age criterion is 50 years for appointment of advocates as members of tribunals and the tenure is four-years.
  • The court found the caps arbitrary. But, the government has argued that the move will bring in a specialised talent pool of advocates to pick from.
  • controversial aspects: Section 3(1), Sections 3(7), 5 and 7(1) ultra-vires Articles 14, 21 and 50 of the Constitution. Section 3 (1) bars appointments to tribunals of persons below 50 years of age. This undermines the length/security of tenure and violates both judicial independence and the principle of separation of powers. Section 3(7) of the impugned Act which mandates the recommendation of a panel of two names by the search cum selection committee to the Central Government, violates the principles of separation of powers and judicial independence.
  • The Bill seeks to provide for uniform terms and conditions of the various members of the Tribunal and abolish certain tribunals, as a part of its bid to rationalize the tribunals.
  • It seeks to dissolve certain existing appellate bodies and transfer their functions to other existing judicial bodies.
  • It seeks to empower the Central Government to make rules for qualifications, appointment, term of office, salaries and allowances, resignation, removal and other terms and conditions of service of Members of Tribunals.
  • It provides that the Chairperson and Members of the Tribunals will be appointed by the Central Government on the recommendation of a Search-cum-Selection Committee.


Source : The Hindu

Post a Comment
Please enter your name
Please enter your email
Please write your comments

Related Articles

Best online IAS coaching for UPSC IAS preparations
Government Borrowing

The government will borrow Rs 5.03 lakh crore in the second half of the current fiscal to fund the revenue gap for reviving the pandemic-hit economy.

Free online IAS coaching
State Food Safety Index

Recently, the Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare released the 3rd State Food Safety Index (SFSI).

best App for IPS preparation
India’s First Banni Buffalo IVF Calf Born

India’s First IVF calf of a Buffalo breed namely Banni is born in the country.

online mock test for UPSC
7th Meeting Of BRICS Communications Ministers

Minister of State for Communications of India, Shri Devusinh Chauhan, chaired the 7th meeting of BRICS Communications Ministers through video conferencing.

Competitive exams Preparation
Relief To Telecos

The Union Cabinet, last week, approved a crucial relief package for the cash-strapped telecom firms.

Best Android Apps for UPSC civil services
MSP 2022-23

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the increase in the MSP for all mandated Rabi crops for the Rabi Marketing Season 2022-23.

learning Radius App

Embrace the smartest way of learning with us

Best learning app for your UPSC civil services, Kerala Administrative Services and other exams from India’s Upmost Educators.

Best online IAS coaching for UPSC IAS preparations