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President Promulgates Tribunal Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service Reforms) Ordinance, 2021

Lawstreet Journal 4 Jun 2021 5:47pm

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President Ram Nath Kovind recently promulgated the Tribunal Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service Reforms) Ordinance, 2021. 

Through this Ordinance, the Central Government aims to dissolve the existing Appellate Authorities under 9 Acts and transfers their powers and functions to High Courts.

The statement of objects and reasons of the Bill reads as follows: “With a view to streamline, the Tribunal Reforms (Rationalisation and Conditions of Service) Bill, 2021, is proposed to be enacted to abolish certain tribunals and authorities and to provide a mechanism for filing an appeal directly to the commercial court or the High Court, as the case may be.”

The Tribunal Reforms (Rationalization and Conditions of Service Reforms) Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on February 13, 2021, but as the Parliament was not in session the Bill could not be taken up for debate. The President after being convinced that a situation exists that necessitates intervention exercised his power under Article 123(1) of the Constitution and promulgated the Bill on April 4, 2021. The Tribunal Reforms Ordinance was issued by the Ministry of Law and notified on April 4.

The Ordinance has amended the following 9 Acts Copyrights Act 1957, Cinematography Act 1952, Customs Act 1962, Patents Act 1970, Airports Authority of India Act 1994, Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act 1999, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Act 2001, Trade Marks Act 1999, Control of National Highways (Land and Traffic) Act 2002.

In addition to these 9 Acts, the Ordinance… Continue Reading...


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