NEW DELHI: Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the Centre was cherry picking in choosing persons as tribunal members across the nation, and asked it to make appointments in two weeks.
A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana and justices D Y Chandrachud and L N Rao expressed unhappiness over the unfilled vacancies in the quasi judicial bodies across the nation, and said the condition is “pitiable”.
The CJI-led bench said it is holding hands on initiating contempt proceedings against government. It also asked the Centre to give reasons for rejecting recommended names.
Attorney General K K Venugopal assured the bench that the Centre would make appointments in two weeks in the tribunals from the list of persons recommended by the search and selection committee.
He further added that the government had the right to reject recommended names.
There are around 250 posts lying vacant in various key tribunals and appellate tribunals.
The top court was hearing a clutch of petitions on the issue of vacancies in tribunals and the new law governing quasi judicial bodies.
(With inputs from Agencies)

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