Mumbai: The central government has appointed Delhi HC justice DN Patel to the post of chairperson of Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) for a period of four years. Patel was appointed chief justice of Delhi high court on 7 June 2019.
Notification issued by the law and justice ministry in this regard stated, “As approved by the appointments committee of the cabinet, the central government hereby appoints Justice D.N. Patel , chief justice of Delhi high court to the post of chairperson, Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, for a period of 04 years from the date of assumption of charge of the post, or till attaining the age of 70 years, or until further orders, whichever is the earliest.”
“The conditions of service of Justice DN Patel as chairperson in the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal shall be governed by the provisions of the Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021 and the Tribunal (Conditions of Service) Rules, 2021,” it added.
Prior to Delhi HC, Justice DN Patel served as acting chief justice of the Jharkhand high court and also as the judge of Jharkhand high court and Gujarat high court.
Patel enrolled as an advocate in 1984, practicing at the Gujarat HC. He practiced in civil, criminal, and constitutional matters as well excise and customs on behalf of the Union of India at the Gujarat HC. He was appointed as special counsel of the state of Gujarat in other high courts.