Kerala HC extends term of Judicial Members of State Administrative Tribunal

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Greeva Garg – 

Published on: September 1, 2021, at 20:36 IST

The Kerala High Court has extended the term period of the present Judicial Members of the Kerala Administrative Tribunal (KAT) due for retirement, by three more weeks to avoid the functioning of the Tribunal to a standstill.

In the period of extension, the Court expects the newly appointed Chairman of the Tribunal to make fresh appointments.

The Division Bench comprising Justice A Muhamed Mustaque and Justice Kauser Edappagath, while hearing the pleas filed by the KAT Ernakulam Advocates’ Association and the KAT Thiruvananthapuram Advocates Association, extended the enforceability term of the interim order.

The petitioners sought for expeditious conclusion in the proceedings for the appointment of Chairman in the Tribunal and certain directions for filling up of anticipated vacancies of judicial members.

Earlier, the Court extended the term of the judicial members by way of interim order in July, whose enforceability is extended for three weeks in the present hearing.

For the post of Chairman in the KAT, the President of India Ram Nath Kovind has made a new appointment of Justice CK Abdul Rahim, a retired Judge of the Kerala High Court.

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