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The Supreme Court today extended the term of Justice VK Jain as the Judicial Member of the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) for a period of one year.
The Vacation Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Aniruddha Bose directed for the term of Justice Jain to be extended for a period of one year or until the process of fresh appointment is completed. The order states,
“Prayer made in the applications is for extension of the term of Shri Justice V.K. Jain, Judicial Member, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, which is expiring on 29.5.2019. On due consideration, we grant extension of time by one year or till the process of fresh appointment is completed, whichever is earlier.”
Justice Jain’s tenure at the NCDRC was to conclude on May 29. Today, an application for the extension of his term was taken up by the Court. The Centre was represented by Additional Solicitor General Vikramjit Banerjee.
Justice VK Jain joined the NCDRC in May 2014 and has served a term of five years as its member. Before joining the Commission, he served as a Judge at the Delhi High Court for five years from May of 2009.
He began his judicial career in 1977 when he began as a Metropolitan Magistrate. He was appointed in Higher Judicial Services in 1996 and went on to serve as an Additional District and Sessions Judge, designated Judge under TADA Act and also as a Special CBI Judge before being elevated to the High Court.
Read the Order: