Section 14GA in The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997

Title: Qualifications, terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Member

Description: 1[14GA. Qualifications, terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Member. Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the qualifications, appointment, term of office, salaries and allowances, resignation, removal and the other terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson and other Members of the Appellate Tribunal appointed after the commencement of 2[the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021, shall be governed by the provisions of Chapter II of the said Act]: Provided that the Chairperson and Member appointed before the commencement of Part XIV of Chapter VI of the Finance Act, 2017, shall continue to be governed by the provisions of this Act and the rules made there under as if the provisions of section 184 of the Finance Act, 2017 had not come into force.] 1. Ins. by Act 7 of 2017, s. 168 (w.e.f. 26-5-2017). 2. Subs. by Act 33 of 2021, s. 20, for “Part XIV of Chapter VI of the Finance Act, 2017, shall be governed by the provisions of section 184 of that Act” (w.e.f. 4-4-2021).

Title: Staff of Appellate Tribunal

Description: (1) The Central Government shall provide the Appellate Tribunal with such officers and employees as it may deem fit. (2) The officers and employees of the Appellate Tribunal shall discharge their functions under the general superintendence of its Chairperson. (3) The salaries and allowances and other conditions of service of the officers and employees of the Appellate Tribunal shall be such as may be prescribed. 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

Title: Distribution of business amongst Benches

Description: 1[14-I. Distribution of business amongst Benches.--Where Benches are constituted, the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal may, from time to time, by notification, make provisions as to the distribution of the business of the Appellate Tribunal amongst the Benches and also provide for the matters which may be dealt with by each Bench.] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

Title: Power of Chairperson to transfer cases

Description: 1[14J. Power of Chairperson to transfer cases.-- On the application of any of the parties and after notice to the parties, and after hearing such of them as he may desire to be heard, or on his own motion without such notice, the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal may transfer any case pending before one Bench, for disposal, to any other Bench.] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

Title: Decision to be by majority

Description: 1[14K. Decision to be by majority.-- If the Members of a Bench consisting of two Members differ in opinion on any point, they shall state the point or points on which they differ, and make a reference to the Chairperson of the Appellate Tribunal who shall hear the point or points himself and such point or points shall be decided according to the opinion of the majority who have heard the case, including those who first heard it.] 1. Subs. by s. 11, ibid., for Chapter IV (w.e.f. 24-1-2000).

CHAPTER 4 APPELLATE TRIBUNAL