Justice S K Singh to stay TDSAT chief Supreme Court
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NEW DELHI: With the choice panel headed by the Chief Justice of India or his nominee SC decide unable to discover a successor, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered continuance of retired SC decide Shiva Kirti Singh as chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT).
Justice Singh was appointed TDSAT chairperson on April 21, 2017 and, beneath the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) Act, it’s a three-year posting. This means Justice Singh ought to have demitted workplace on April 20 of final 12 months.
However, owing to giant vacancies within the posts of members and to avert the opportunity of the apex telecom appellate tribunal being shut down for litigants, the SC has been periodically extending Justice Singh’s time period.
The final such extension was granted on January four. The TDSAT chairperson is chosen by a panel headed by the CJI or his nominee. Though Justice Singh’s successor ought to have been chosen by the panel a lot earlier than April 20 final 12 months for clean transition, the panel has not been ready to take action for numerous causes.

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