Monday, January 16, 2017

Another case of the slows

This article reports on a recent decision of the Supreme Court of India, setting aside and remanding a decision of the Armed Forces Tribunal. The issue concerned pay for Army medical officers, but the case is noteworthy for the simple reason that it took so long. The article does not reveal how long it took the AFT to rule on the doctors' case, but consider when happened once it did:

  • The AFT decided the case on July 18, 2011
  • The SCI decided the case on January 12, 2017, nearly five and a half years later
Ironically, the Supreme Court -- which obviously was in no hurry while it had the case -- gave the AFT a six-month deadline for deciding the case on remand.

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