Former J&K High Court Judge appointed chairperson NCLAT
New Delhi, Mar 14: The government has appointed Justice
Bansi Lal Bhat as the officiating chairperson of the National Company Law
Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).
NCLAT Chairperson Justice Sudhansu Jyoti Mukhopadhaya
retired on Friday.
“Consequent on the completion of the term of Office of
Justice (Retd.) Shri S.J. Mukhopadhaya, as Chairperson NCLAT on March 14, 2020,
Central Government hereby appoints, Justice (Retd.) Shri Bansi Lal Bhat, Member
(Judicial), NCLAT, as officiating Chairperson,” an official notification
The appointment of Justice Bhat, a former judge of the Jammu
and Kashmir High Court, is “for a period of three months with effect from
15.03.2020 or until a regular Chairperson is appointed or until further orders,
whichever is earliest.”
In a separate notification, the government appointed Justice
Anant Bijay Singh as judicial member and Shreesha Merla and Alok Srivastava as
technical members of the appellate tribunal.
Justice Bhat had joined NCLAT as a judicial member on
October 17, 2017.
Prior to this, he was a judicial member of the Armed Forces
Tribunal and has also presided over benches at Chandigarh, Shimla, Jaipur and
The NCLAT was constituted under Section 410 of the Companies
Act, 2013 for hearing appeals against the orders of the National Company Law
Tribunal (NCLT). It is also the appellate tribunal for hearing appeals against
orders passed by NCLT under the IBC and Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of
It is also the appellate tribunal to hear and dispose of
appeals against any order passed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI).