Adjudication and appeals mechanisms

The Act provides for the due process of adjudication of disputes and appeals mechanisms by NGOs. A person aggrieved/ dissatisfied by the decisions of the SNMC may appeal to the DNMC. A person aggrieved by the decision of the DNMC may appeal to the Bureau. The decisions given on such appeal must be in writing. A person aggrieved by the decision of the Bureau may appeal to the Adjudication committee of the Bureau. The adjudication committee of the Bureau is appointed by the minister and constituted of: a chair person who must be an advocate of the High Court with not less than 10 years standing; a representative or the Organization; a representative of the Bureau and two senior citizens. The adjudication committee has powers to confirm, set aside, vary, or quash the decision in question or require the Bureau to revise or review its decision or make such order as may be appropriate in the circumstances. A person who is dissatisfied with the decision of the Bureau may appeal to the High Court.