Attorney General in self-quarantine after employees member assessments Covid constructive

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 7

Attorney General KK Venugopal was in self-quarantine after a member of his employees examined COVID19 constructive, the Supreme Court was knowledgeable on Monday.

During listening to of a case referring to vacancies in numerous tribunals, Additional Solicitor General SV Raju advised a Bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice Hemant Gupta sought an adjournment on the bottom that the Attorney General, who had been representing the Centre, was in self-quarantine.

Accepting the ASG’s request, the Bench posted the matter for additional listening to on September 15.

“The Attorney General is in self-isolation as a precautionary measure. Otherwise he is fine,” sources stated.

The high courtroom is seized of petitions highlighting vacancies in numerous tribunals, together with the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT), the Central Administrative Tribunal and the Armed Force Tribunal (AFT)

Last month it had prolonged the tenure of three Administrative Members of the AFT for 2 months.

Earlier, the highest courtroom had on July 17 prolonged the tenure of TDSAT Chairperson Justice Shiva Kirti Singh for additional three months. It had directed the Centre to finish the method for appointment of the tribunal’s members on the earliest.

The Administrative member of TDSAT retired in October 2018 whereas the technical Member retired in 2019. Justice Singh—who was on account of retire on April 20 — was given a three-month extension on April 7 by the highest courtroom.

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