Headless TDSAT now becomes member-less; nobody to decide cases
New Delhi: TDSAT, which has been headless for sometime, Monday became even member-less as the lone serving member P K Rastogi has retired, a development that makes the tribunal unable to preside matters filed by telecom and broadcasting firms for now.
Rastogi, the lone presiding member today hung his boots after serving three years at Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal.
The tribunal, which has a sanctioned strength of three members including one Chairman and two members, was functioning without any head since November 2012 after its Chairman Justice S B Sinha retired.
Since then, no new Chairman has been appointed by the government at TDSAT.
Its Member, Technical had retired in July, 2011 and since then the post is lying vacant.
In a notice posted on it website, TDSAT has said,"It is informed that due to non availability of bench of the tribunal from February 19, 2013, the matter listed before TDSAT on or after February 19, 2013 will be tentatively taken up on March 8, 2013 under their respective head".
The notice said: "In the event of appointment of Chairperson/member of this tribunal before March 8, 2013, the said matter shall be placed before them immediately for necessary directions".