The setting up of tribunals have come under the scrutiny of the Supreme Court which on Thursday cast doubts as to whether they have achieved the desired objectives or not as competent persons are averse to presiding over them and keen ones are not suitable for such assignments.
The Supreme Court today expressed its anguish at the "bureaucratic attitude" that has left the functioning of several tribunals including the National Green Tribunal and Law Commission in a "pathetic" state of affairs.
In a bid to end confusion over service conditions of tribunal heads and members, the Law Ministry is planning to bring all tribunals under its administrative control citing a Supreme Court order in support of the proposed move.
Against the backdrop of an
ongoing debate over proliferation of tribunals, Chief Justice
of India KG Balakrishnan on Sunday said there were "compelling
reasons" for continuation of tribunals in the country.
Elderly people in the national
capital can now hope for better maintenance by their families
as Delhi government on Thursday opened nine tribunals to address
grievances of senior citizens relating to their well being.