The Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) got a new chairman in former Supreme Court judge Cyriac Joseph. Joseph who retired from the SC on 27 January after three-and-a-half years on the roster, succeeds former SC judge SB Sinha at the chair after Sinha’s retirement last month.

He is a former chief justice of Uttaranchal high court as well as Karnataka high court.

Joseph enrolled at the bar in 1968, became the senior government pleader in Kerala high court in 1979 until 1987, was Additional Advocate General in Kerala for three years from 1991, and was appointed as a permanent judge of Kerala high court for a month in 1994.

He was transferred to Delhi high court that year, and was appointed as Uttaranchal high court’s chief justice in March 2005. Next year he became chief justice of Karnataka high court. [Indian Television]

Sinha was appointed as chairman in September 2009, succeeding former SC judge Arun Kumar.

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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 ANON 2012-11-06 15:08
After Sinha, Cyraic Joseph....? WOW .
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 @Anon 2012-11-07 15:16
Completely agree. Even the days when these two sat on the bench together were telling about the abilities of the latter!
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Recommend! +0 Objection! -0 annonymous 2012-12-23 12:55
Looks like there can be many a slip between the cup and the lip. is the above true or is this true
"A collegium of judges had recommended the name of a retired Supreme Court judge, Joseph Cyriac for the post of chairman of TD Sat, the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal. The government forwarded the name to the Intelligence Bureau to probe his credentials. When the IB gave an adverse report on him, the government rejected his name. The government, which is keen to scrutinise all judicial appointments, is also planning to start a data bank on judges and their kith and kin. It seems that the family members of many judges are lawyers in several cases that are pending before the judiciary.'
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