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ITAT & Other Tribunal Members To Be Appointed Only After “Character and Antecedents” Are Checked By Intelligence Bureau

The Government has issued a directive dated 8th January 2018 stating that the “character and antecedents” of candidates eligible for appointment to posts of Chairperson, President, Vice-Chairman, Accountant Member, Judicial Member, etc of the Tribunals and Regulatory bodies will have to be checked by the Intelligence Bureau before their names are recommended to the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). It is warned that this instructions should be followed “without deviation“.

Confidential

No.9/19/2016-EO (SM.11)

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi

08.01.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Appointments to posts of Chairperson/Member/Presiding Officer/President, etc in Tribunals/Regulatory bodies under purview of the ACC

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the following procedure to be followed for verification of character and antecedents for appointment to posts of the Chairman, Chairperson, President, Vice-Chairman, Vice- Chairperson, Vice President, Presiding Officer, Accountant Member, Administrative Member, Judicial Member, Expert Member, Law Member, Revenue Member, Technical Member or Members in Tribunals/Regulatory bodies under purview of the ACC:

(i)The respective Selection Committee/Search-cum-Selection Committee shall short-list candidates (2 or 3 times the number of vacancies) in the first round.

(ii)Verification of character and antecedents of the short-listed candidates shall be made by the administrative Ministry/Department through Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Based on the clearances from IB, the Selection Committee shall thereafter recommend a panel of candidates, which shall be submitted for consideration of the ACC by the administrative Ministry/Department after obtaining the requisite approval of the concerned Minister-in-charge.

3. All the concerned administrative Ministries/Departments are requested to follow the above instructions without deviation in all future selection to the posts of Chairman, Chairperson, President, Vice-Chairman, Vice- Chairperson, Vice President, Presiding Officer, Accountant Member, Administrative Member, Judicial Member, Expert Member, Law Member, Revenue Member, Technical Member or Members in Tribunals/Regulatory bodies under the purview of the ACC

(Anand Madhukar)
Director (ACC) Tel: 2309 2272


2 comments on “ITAT & Other Tribunal Members To Be Appointed Only After “Character and Antecedents” Are Checked By Intelligence Bureau
  1. sher singh says:

    So, till date members are appointed without such verification

  2. i think such rule is applicable for all positions besides same rule be applied for all MLAs and MPs then country might progress

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