Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed a Delhi Government notification constituting the Delhi Co-operative Tribunal to hear appeals against orders of the Registrar of Co-operative Societies or arbitrators in matters relating to co-operative societies.


Quashing the notification issued in 2006, a Division Bench of the Court comprising Justice Vikramjit Sen and Justice S.L. Bhayana directed the Government to reconstitute the Tribunal in keeping with the provisions of the Delhi Co-operative Society Act, 2003.

The Act says that the Tribunal will have three members headed by a retired district judge.

The Court passed the directions on a petition filed by advocate Rajeshwar Kumar Gupta seeking quashing of the notification. He submitted that the Government had appointed an IAS officer as chairman of the Tribunal. The Bench directed the Government to constitute the Tribunal headed preferably by a retired district judge.