Uniform terms of appointment and conditions of service of tribunal members
In order to expedite delivery of justice and make available domain expertise in adjudication, the Government has set up various Tribunals under Central Acts. The terms of appointment and conditions of service of chairpersons and members of these Tribunals are different in many cases. The Government, constituted a GOM aimed at providing uniformity across all Central Tribunals. The Supreme Court has also observed the need for such uniformity.
The Union Cabinet has given its approval on the recommendations of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on uniformity of tenure, retirement age, re-appointment, pension, salary and allowances including medical facilities, leave and travelling allowances for chairpersons/members of Tribunals and other quasi-judicial bodies set up for through central legislations. The recommendations of the GoM, as accepted by the Cabinet, will have prospective effect through an overarching legislation.