CJI recommends ex-Delhi HC justice Rajendra Menon as next chairman of Armed Forces Tribunal

  • CJI Ranjan Gogoi recommended former Delhi high court chief justice Rajendra Menon as the next chairman of the Armed Forces Tribunal

  • The present chairman J Virender Singh will retire on 6 October

  • Attorney General KK Venugopal assured the bench that the appointments Committee will clear the proposal for the appointment Menon

New Delhi: Chief justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Monday recommended former Delhi high court chief justice Rajendra Menon as the next chairman of the Armed Forces Tribunal.

 CJI recommends ex-Delhi HC justice Rajendra Menon as next chairman of Armed Forces Tribunal

File image of CJI Ranjan Gogoi. Twitter@ANI

"We have recommended Justice Rajendra Menon as Chairman. The Chairman is going to retire on October 6. Let that be done and in the meanwhile, judgment will be delivered," a bench of chief justice Ranjan Gogoi, and justices SA Bobde and S Abdul Nazeer said.

The present chairman J Virender Singh will retire on 6 October. Attorney general KK Venugopal informed the court the provisions of the Finance Act regarding appointment procedure to members of Tribunals are under challenge. He said that the appointments be deferred until the matter is decided.

But the bench refuses to defer the matter and directs that the appointment be cleared. Attorney General KK Venugopal assured the bench that the appointments Committee will clear the proposal for the appointment Menon.

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Updated Date: Sep 30, 2019 15:59:36 IST