The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has decided to only hear urgent fresh matters in the second half of the summer vacation i.e 15th June onwards in a move that will affect the petitioners whose petitions haven’t been heard since mid-March.
The tribunal between March to May heard very less cases with only freshly listed urgent matters heard through video conferencing. TDSAT last week heard a barrage of cases for fixing new dates along with passing of necessary orders if needed.
The tribunal has now chosen to not hear regular matters under the guise of Summer Vacation even though it really hasn’t handled much cases over the last 2 months. TDSAT will now hear the routine matters through video conferencing from 1st July, 2020.
The judges who have been at home for over 3 months will now enjoy a cut short vacation of 15 days while remaining at home. TDSAT usually has the entire June as part of its summer holiday, however due to the pandemic it chose to hear the urgent and pending matters in the first half of June.