Constitution of Judicial Board for Major Ports notified

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The Major Ports Judicial Board Rules, 2023 have been notified in the Gazette by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways on 17 January 2023.

An overview of the news

  • The Major Port Authorities Act, 2021 was enacted on 03 January 2021.

  • Section 54 of the Act envisaged the constitution of a Judicial Board, which would carry out the functions prescribed under Section 58 of the Major Port Authorities Act, 2021.

  • This judicial board will consist of 3 members, including a presiding officer and two members.

  • The presiding officer included in the Judicial Board shall be a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India or a retired Chief Justice of a High Court.

  • The other two members shall be a retired Chief Secretary or equivalent to the State Government or a retired Secretary to the Government of India or equivalent.

  • The presiding officer and members of this judicial board will be appointed on the basis of the recommendation of a selection committee.

  • After the formation of this judicial board, the tariff authority for major ports will cease to exist.

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