Centre notifies Tribunal (Conditions of Service) Rules, 2021 [Read Notification]

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The  Centre has notified the Tribunal (Conditions of Service) Rules, 2021 which laid down service conditions of chairpersons and members of various tribunals.

The Rules prescribed that in case of Industrial Tribunal under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, a person shall not be qualified for appointment as Presiding Officer, unless he is, or has been, a Judge of a High Court; or has, for a combined period of ten years, been a District Judge and Additional District Judge.

As per the rules, Chairperson or Member may, by writing under his hand addressed to the Central Government, resign his office at any time. Provided that the Chairperson or Member shall, unless he is permitted by the Central Government to relinquish office sooner, continue to hold office until the expiry of three months from the date of receipt of such notice or until a person duly appointed as a successor enters upon his office or until the expiry of his term of office, whichever is earlier.

The government while elaborating on the salary notified that the Chairperson, except for the Presiding Officer of Debts Recovery Tribunal and Presiding Officer of the Industrial Tribunal shall be paid a salary of Rs. two lakh fifty thousand (fixed) per month. The Member shall be paid a salary of Rs. 2.25 Lakhs per month. A Presiding Officer of the Debts Recovery Tribunal or a Presiding Officer of the Industrial Tribunal constituted by the Central Government shall be paid a salary in the pay level of Rs.1,44,200 to 2,18,200. In case of a person appointed as the Chairperson or Member, in receipt of any pension, the pay of such person shall be reduced by the gross amount of pension drawn by him.

In case of a serving Judge of the Supreme Court or a High Court or a Member of an organized Service appointed as the Chairperson or Member, the service in the Tribunal shall count for pension to be drawn in accordance with the rules of the service to which he belongs and he shall be governed by the provisions of the General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960 or the Contribution Pension System, as the case may be, and the rules for pension applicable to him. In all other cases, the Member shall be governed by the provisions of the Contributory Provident Fund (India) Rules, 1962 or the Contribution Pension System, as the case may be. Additional pension and gratuity shall not be admissible for service rendered in the Tribunal.

The Rules prescribe the qualifications for appointment to various tribunals, their salaries, allowances, the procedure for resignation, leave, pension, etc.

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