Ex-NCLAT chairperson moves SC challenging reduction of his tenure New Delhi,'
Cheema in his plea termed the order reducing his tenure as arbitrary.
''In advance, telling you (AG) to appear tomorrow, it's regarding premature retirement of Justice Cheema as NCLAT Chairman. It appears he has been replaced. It says that 10 days before his retirement Mr Cheema, NCLAT chairman, hurriedly Mr Venugopal was appointed. Don't know how this is happening,'' said the bench also comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and L Nageswara Rao.
Justice Venugopal has been appointed from September 11, 2021.
He is a former judge of the High Court of Madras. He had joined as a Sub-Judge in Tamil Nadu State Judicial Service on June 5, 1997 and later was elevated to high court in November 2007, where he had served for eleven-and-a-half years.
Last week, the apex court had raised concerns, saying the Centre was ''emasculating'' tribunals by not appointing officials to the quasi-judicial bodies that are facing staff crunch.
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