Justice Bhat was appointed as officiating Chairman of the appellate tribunal after its last Chairman Justice S J Mukhopadhaya was superannuated on March 15, 2020.
Presently, NCLAT is closed and has suspended all court works, including the virtual hearing of cases and filing till July 10 due to sealing of its premises after finding one of its staff COVID-19 positive.
Like other judicial/quasi-judicial bodies, the NCLAT was conducting virtual hearing of urgent matters through video conferencing during the lockdown.
Justice Bhat, a former Judge of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court had joined NCLAT as a judicial member on October 17, 2017.
Prior to this he was a judicial member of the Armed Forces Tribunal and had presided over benches at Chandigarh, Shimla, Jaipur and Delhi.
NCLAT was constituted under Section 410 of the Companies Act, 2013 for hearing appeals against the orders of National Company Law Tribunal.
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