Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal resigns as Delhi HC Judge, will Join Delhi SCDRC as its President

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On Thursday, the Central Government has accepted the resignation tendered by Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, Judge of Delhi High Court with effect from May 30 as she is all set to take charge as the President of the Delhi State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission.

The Department of Justice in a notification issued stated:”Smt. Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal has tendered her resignation from the office of Judge, Delhi High Court, in pursuance of proviso (a) to clause (1) of Article 217 of the Constitution, with effect from 30 May, 2020.”

Justice Sehgal has joined the Delhi High Court as an Additional Judge back on Dec 15, 2014.

She then later became a Permanent Judge on June 2, 2016. Her tenure as Delhi HC Judge was to continue till June 20, 2020.

As she has to be the President of the DSCRC, she resigned from her designated post as HC Judge and will now join the Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission as its President.

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The order of appointment issued by the Department of Food, Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Delhi Government reads,

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 16 of the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 (68 of 1986) read with Government of India, Ministry of Food and Civil Supplies, Notification No.1469(E) dated 15th May 1987 and in consultation with the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Delhi High Court vide letter dated the 28 August 2019, the Hon’ble Lt Governor of the NCT of Delhi is pleased to appoint Ms Sangita Dhingra Sehgal as President of Delhi Delhi State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission on “whole time” basis with immediate effect ..”

The terms and conditions of her appointment are as follows:

– The appointment shall be for a term of five years or till she attains the age of 67 years, whichever is earlier.

– Justice Sehgal will be entitled to emoluments (salary, allowances and other pre-requisites) as are admissible to a sitting Judge of a High Court.

– The other terms and conditions of service shall be regulated in accordance with the orders issued by the competent authority from time to time.

Read orders here: