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Make tribunals the first court

A draft law to wind up a few tribunals and move their appellate jurisdiction to the high courts is afoot

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Somasekhar Sundaresan
The debate over tribunals and their relevance is firmly back. A draft law to wind up a few tribunals and move their appellate jurisdiction to the high courts is afoot. Policy choices seem to have come a full circle. However, this phase of change is an excellent opportunity for a sharper and more nuanced policy reform. If this chance is not taken now, an opportunity to leapfrog and build long-term institutional capacity would be lost.

Since the 1990s there has been a proliferation of appellate tribunals — and indeed, a proliferation of regulators. The principle has been: “See a market, create
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First Published: Feb 17 2021 | 11:51 PM IST

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