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Former Supreme Court Judge Hemant Gupta appointed as Chairperson of New Delhi International Arbitration Centre

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The former Supreme Court Judge Hemant Gupta has been appointed as the Chairperson of New Delhi International Arbitration Centre (NDIAC) by the Central Government.

A note approving Justice Gupta’s appointment was uploaded by the appointment committee of the Cabinet.

The NDIAC is an autonomous institution which is based in New Delhi, for conducting  arbitration, mediation, and conciliation proceedings.

It was established in 2019 and by the act of Parliament was soon declared as an Institute of National Importance.

The purpose of the centre is to establish a regime for institutionalised arbitration.

Along with (Retd.) Justice Gupta, Shri Ganesh Chandru and Shri Anant Vijay Palli have been appointed as part-time members of the NDIAC.

On the footsteps of his father who was the Chief Justice of the Haryana High Court ,Justice Gupta was appointed as a Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

On November 2,2018, he was elevated to the Supreme Court. After serving a tenure of nearly four years in the Apex court ,Justice Hemant Gupta retired in October 16th,2022.

Justice Gupta came into spotlight after his judgement in the Hijab Ban case,where he said that Secularism is applicable to all citizens, therefore, permitting one religious community to wear their religious symbols would be antithesis to secularism.

The Supreme Court Judge had dismissed 26 appeals which were  filed against the judgment of the Karnataka High Court that held hijab was not an essential practice of Islam and allowed the ban on wearing headscarf in educational institutions in the State.

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