A Bill seeking to raise the retirement age of members of an Administrative Tribunal from 62 to 65 years and that of its Chairman from 65 to 68 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.
The Administrative Tribunals (Second Amendment) Bill, 2006, was piloted by Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Personnel Suresh Pachauri.
The bill envisages that appointments in Tribunals, set up for adjudication or trial of disputes and complaints regarding recruitment and condition of service of public service employees, need to be made attractive for the most competent and deserving persons.
According to the statement of objects and reasons appended to the Bill, it would no longer be necessary to appoint Vice-Chairmen as all members other than Chairman would enjoy equal status.
It said the office of the Vice Chairman is proposed to be abolished except as an executive arrangement to perform certain administrative functions.