Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) was set up in May 2000 by the government of India to adjudicate over disputes that arise in the telecommunication sector. TDSAT was established with the view to protect the interest of the consumers and service providers of the telecommunication sector and also to encourage and ensure the growth of the telecommunication sector. The registered office of TDSAT (Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal) is located in Delhi consisting of a chairperson and two members.
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Aftab Alam was born in Patna on April 19th, 1948 where he completed his School and College Education. Enrolled as an Advocate on 27.03.1973. He practised in the Patna High Court mainly in Labour, Service and Constitutional Law Cases. Worked as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel in Patna High Court from September 7, 1981 to September 6, 1985. He was designated as Senior Advoate by the Patna High Court at a relatively young age, on February 1, 1984.
He was appointed as Judge of the Patna High Court on July 27, 1990. Was transferred to the Jammu & Kashmir High Court, where he was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice on 06.06.2007. He was elevated to the Supreme Court and assumed office on 12.11.2007. Retired from Supreme court on 18.04.2013.
Besides Law, Justice Alam is deeply interested in Classical Urdu and Persian Poetry and studies in Sufism. Assumed the office of Chairperson, Telecom Disputes Settlement & Appellate Tribunal on 17.06.2013.