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Former Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court, Justice Tarun Agarwala has been appointed as the new presiding officer in the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), Mumbai for a five-year term.
An information note to this effect states,
“The Appointment’s Committee of the Cabinet (AICC) has approved the proposal for appointment of Justice Tarun Agarwala, Retd. Chief Justice, Meghalaya High Court as Presiding Officer in the Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), Mumbai in the scale of pay of Rs 250000/- (fixed) for a period of 05 years w.e.f. the date of assumption of the charge of the post, or till the date of attaining the age of 70 years, or until further orders, whoever is earliest.“
Justice Agarwala retired from the judiciary in March this year. After obtaining his law degree from the University of Allahabad, Justice Agarwala enrolled as an advocate in December 1981. His areas of legal practice include civil Law, Constitutional, taxation, labour, testamentary and corporate law at the Allahabad High Court. In January 2004, he was elevated as an additional judge of the High Court. In August 2005, his appointment was made permanent.
Thereafter, he was transferred to the Uttarakhand High Court in 2009. He has served as the Acting Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court between September and November 2009.
He was transferred back to the Allahabad High Court in 2012, before he was appointed the Chief Justice of the Meghalaya High Court in February 2018.