Appointment of Punjab and Haryana High Court Judge as Chairperson
RETIRED JUDGE OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA HIGH COURT IS CHIEF OF PUNJAB EDUCATIONAL TRIBUNAL
Justice Inderjit Singh, a retired judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court, is appointed as the chairperson of the state education tribunal.
His term would last three year, as Punjab educational tribunal chairperson’s tenure is of three years or till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. Appeal against the decisions of the Punjab educational tribunal lies before the Punjab and Haryana High Court.
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The tribunal adjudicates the issues pertaining to disputes between the management committees and the employees of affiliated private aided and unaided colleges, besides privately managed recognized schools. Punjab has over 3,600 private colleges and technical institutes and over 8,600 private recognized schools.
In compliance with the Supreme Court directions in the case “TMA Pai Foundation and other vs. State of Karnataka” of 2003, state governments are duty bound to constitute educational tribunals. As per the rules educational tribunal should have quorum of not less than the two members, including chairman, for deciding the cases filed before it.
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The post of state educational tribunal’s chairperson had been lying vacant since December, after previous chairperson Justice Arun Bhaurao Chaudhuri (retd) was appointed as presiding officer of the special coal tribunal at Nagpur in Maharashtra. A native of Maharashtra’s Wardha district, which is located adjacent to the Nagpur district, Justice Chaudhuri had headed the Punjab educational tribunal for hardly as six months.
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Justice Inderjit was born on October 24, 1957; He completed LLM in 1982 from the Panjab University, and joined Punjab Civil Services (judicial branch) in 1983. After his promotion as district and sessions judge in April 2006, he served in Patiala and Faridkot districts. He was elevated from district and session’s judge in Jalandhar to High Court judge on June 15th, 2012 and he superannuated on October 23, 2019.
Justice Inderjit appointment has been cleared by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, after receiving the nod from Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Ravi Shankar Jha on the state’s recommendation.
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