As per the Gazette notification of Government of India dated 7th September 2015, Hon’ble Justice D.K.Jain, President of National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has been given additional charge as the Chairman of Airports Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal (AERAAT).
Hon'ble Mr. Justice D. K. Jain
The Airport Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal is established under section 17 of the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 (herein after referred to as the ‘Act’) to adjudicate any dispute between two or more service providers, between a service providers and a group of consumer and to hear and dispose appeal against any direction / decision / order of the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority. The Central Government or State Government or Local Authority or any person may make an application to the Appellate Tribunal for adjudication of any dispute under section 18 (1) and/or appeal to the Appellate Tribunal against any direction, decision or order made by the Authority, under section 18(2) of the Act. The Appellate Tribunal may after giving the parties to the dispute or the appeal an opportunity of being heard, pass such orders as it may think fit. Any person who willfully fails to comply with the Appellate Tribunal shall be punishable with fine which may extend to one lakh rupees and in case of second or subsequent offence with fine which may extend to two lakh rupees and in the case of continued contravention with additional fine which may extend to two lakh rupees for every day during which such default continues. The appeals against the orders of the Tribunal lie before the Supreme Court under section 31(1) of the Act. No Civil Court shall have the jurisdiction to entertain any suit or proceedings in respect of any matter which the Appellate Tribunal is empowered by or under the Act and no injunction shall be granted by any court or other authority in respect of any action taken in pursuance of any power conferred under the Act.