Merger of Various Tibunals

A preliminary study on merger of various tribunals in the country has been done, but the final decision has not been taken.

Being specialized bodies, the disposal of cases by Tribunals is faster than that of the courts;

No centralized data is maintained regarding the cases pending in various tribunals;

Being statutory creation, discharging quasi-judicial functions Government does not interfere in the functioning of tribunals;

However, the Constitution (One Hundred and Fourteenth Amendment) Bill, 2010 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 25 August 2010 with the objective of bringing the retirement age of High Court Judges at par with that of the Supreme Court Judges by increasing the retirement age of Judges of High Courts from 62 to 65 years. The Bill was referred to the Parliamentary Standing committee for examination and report, which recommended that the proposed Bill in its present form should be passed withourt delay. The Bill could not be taken up for consideration and passing in the Parliament. On completion of term of the 15th Lok Sabha in February 2014, the Bill stands lapsed and so it is not under consideration.

This information was given by Union Minister of Ministry of Law & Justice, Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 


(Release ID :133444)

Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB) 

Source: Bombay High Court

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