Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, New Delhi
How big was the office? Team strength?
Its a Tribunal; a governmnet office. It is spread over two floors of a hotel- Hotel Ashoka. The staff comprises people from various departments. However, the interns interacted only with the Court staff, and sometimes, the Registrar’s office.
Application procedure. Internship contact details
I had applied online on the address given on their website. The link is here.
Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings
4 weeks. 10:00 am to 05:00 pm.
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
I stayed with my relatives. The nearest metro station is Race Course. Once you deboard at this station, its approximately a kilometer and a half long walk to the office. Also, the walk is alongside the Prime Minister’s residence.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
There were not so many formalities. Madam Registrar was very nice and amicable. She told us about all the procedural formalities. She infact asked the girls not to stay back too late and take due precautions.
Mainly, we were to attend the proceedings of the Tribunal, which started at sharp 11 in the morning.
We would note down the matters, arguments and decisions (if there were any) and leave as soon as the proceedings ended. Apart from this, we had to undertake a project on a topics of our choice.
I prepared a report on the “Telecom Dispute Resolution Mechanism in Various Countries”. Some of my co- interns even got a chance to interact with the Chairperson.
Work environment, people
Everybody, from the Registrar to the office staff, was very coordial.
There is no convenient mode of commutation.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
There’s no place nearby where we could have had fun. So, we went to the ‘tea stalls’, just to have a cup of tea or coffee.
The lawyers who argue the cases before the Tribunal were flawless. The room looked like a moot court room personified. I learnt a few good techniques, which helped me in moot court competitions.
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