Retired Supreme Court Justice Ashok Bhushan to be new National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT), Principal Bench, New Delhi Chairperson. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the proposal to appoint retired Supreme Court Justice Ashok Bhushan as the Chairperson of the NCLAT.
The NCLAT has been functioning with officiating chairperson since former chairperson Justice S. J. Mukhopadhaya demitted office upon completion of his tenure in March 2020.
Subsequently, Justice Bansi Lal Bhat and Justice A.I.S. Cheema served as officiating chairperson. After Justice Cheema's retirement, Justice M. Venugopal, a former Madras High Court judge, has been serving as officiating chairperson.
Justice Ashok Bhushan retired as a judge of the Supreme Court on 4 July 2021. He was one of the five judges of the Constitution Bench that delivered the historic Ayodhya verdict.