The Central government on Saturday approved the proposal for appointment of eight Judicial members and 10 Technical members in the National Company Law Tribunal.
According to a notification issued by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs tonight, the Appointments Committee of Cabinet approved the names of 18 new members in NCLT for a period of five years from the date of assumption of charge of post, or till attaining the 65 years, or till further orders.
Also, Today Hon’ble Justice M Venugopal took over as Acting Chairperson of National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT).
He was enrolled as advocate on 07/01/1981. He practiced before City Civil Court, Court of Small causes, Chennai, High Court of Madras and Company Law Board.
As directly recruited as Sub-Judge in Tamilnadu State Judicial Service at the age of 31 years & 8 months and functioned as such in different Stations till entry into the Cadre of District Judge on 05/06/1997. Functioned as Presiding Officer, Labour Court, Madurai from June, 1997 to May, 1998. Additional District Judge cum – CJM Sivagangai from June, 1998 to April, 2000, Principal District Judge, Srivilliputtur, Virudhunagar, District from 03/05/2000 to 26/03/2003, Registrar (Judicial) High Court of Madras, From 27/03/2003 to 03/08/2006, Presiding Officer, Industrial Tribunal Chennai from 23/08/2006 to 06/11/2007.
He was appointed as an Additional Judge of High Court of Madras on 12/11/07 and became Permanent Judge of High Court of Madras on 10/11/09. He has total experience of 30 years, 2 months & 5 days as a Judge including 11 & 1/2 years as a High Court Judge. Later, he was appointed as a Judicial Member, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi.
During farewell function on his lordship’s superannuation from the Madras High Court, two years back, he had said, “Law has been like an oxygen to me’, I have spent most part of my life with law books, legal journals, and Court than with my family, friends and well-wishers. I have no simmering doubt that the Madras High Court will continue to produce greater legal luminaries, legal minds in the years to come. I can dwell in peace forever that I have been a small drop in this greater Ocean called the ‘Madras High Court’.”
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