Madras HC directs that Advocates be allowed to apply for appointment as DRT Presiding Officer pending challenge to Tribunal Rules, 2020

The June 23 notification inviting applications had stated that only those persons who have served as a District Judge are eligible to apply for the post.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

The Madras High Court on Friday passed an interim order to allow Advocates to also apply for the post of Presiding Officer of the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT) in response to a call for applications issued by the Union Finance Ministry on June 23, this year (Revenue Bar Association and anr v. UOI and ors.).

The interim relief was granted while dealing with two writ petitions filed challenging the Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2020 (“Rules”).

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