11 Judicial Members, 10 Technical Members appointed to NCLT Benches
The Central Government has announced the appointment of twenty-one members to the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT various )'s Benches, eleven of whom are judicial members and ten of whom are technical members.
As per a notification issued on Sunday, October 10, the following former judges and lawyers have been appointed as judicial members:
Justice (retd.) Telaprolu Rajani (NCLT Amaravati)
Justice (retd.) Pradeep Narhari Deshmukh (NCLT Mumbai)
Justice (retd.) S Ramathilagam (NCLT Chennai)
Dharminder Singh (NCLT Delhi)
Harnam Singh Thakur (NCLT Chandigarh
P Mohan Raj (NCLT Cuttack)
Rohit Kapoor (NCLT Kolkata)
Deep Chandra Joshi (NCLT Jaipur)
Venkata Ramakrishna Badrinath Nandula (NCLT Hyderabad)
Bachu Venkat Balarama Das (NCLT Delhi)
Kishore Vemilapalli (NCLT Mumbai)
Further, the following have been appointed as technical members of various NCLTs:
Ajax Das Mehrotra (NCLT Ahmedabad)
Balraj Joshi (NCLT Kolkata)
Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar (NCLT Delhi)
Subrata Kumar Dash (NCLT Chandigarh)
Avinash K Srivastava (NCLT Delhi)
Shree Prakash Singh (NCLT Indore)
Sameer Kakar (NCLT Chennai)
Manoj Kumar Dubey (NCLT Bengaluru)
Kaushalendra Kumar Singh (NCLT Ahmedabad)
Anuradha Sanjay Bhatia (NCLT Mumbai)
The Supreme Court chastised the central government in August for failing to fill vacancies in several tribunals across the country. A lawsuit has been filed before the Madras High Court, requesting that the NCLT's third bench in Chennai be made operational.
The case was deferred by the High Court last month after it was noted that the Supreme Court is dealing with identical problems.
The High Court had also expressed hope at the time that the Central government "will make every effort."
At that time, the High Court had also expressed hope that the Central government "would make every endeavour to ensure that all the posts at the Chennai NCLT are filled up at the earliest."