Section 20 - Composition of Appellate Tribunal : Foreign Exchange
Management Act 1999
What is the Composition of Appellate Tribunal? Section 20 of FEMA
Section 20 of Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999 : "Composition
of Appellate Tribunal"
20. (1) The Appellate Tribunal shall consist of a
Chairperson and such number of Members as the
Central Government may deem fit.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this Act,-
(a) the jurisdiction of the Appellate Tribunal may be
exercised by Benches thereof;
(b) a Bench may be constituted by the Chairperson with one or
more Members as the Chairperson may deem fit;
(c) the Benches of the Appellate Tribunal shall ordinarily
sit at New Delhi and at such other places as the Central
Government may, in consultation with the Chairperson, notify;
(d) the Central Government shall notify the areas in relation
to which each Bench of the Appellate Tribunal may exercise
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section
(2), the Chairperson may transfer a Member from one
Bench to another Bench.
(4) If at any stage of the hearing of any case or matter it
appears to the Chairperson or a Member that the case or matter
is of such a nature that it ought to be heard by a Bench
consisting of two Members, the case or matter may be transferred
by the Chairperson or, as the case may be, referred to him for
transfer, to such Bench as the Chairperson may deem fit.