- The tribunal ruled in 2016 to remove Cyrus Mistry as chairman of Tata Sons.
- The tribunal ordered the reinstatement of Mistry, calling Ratan Tata’s attitude biased and repressive
- Ratan Tata said – publicity of a select matter in the judgment, related facts were suppressed
- Tata Sons has already challenged the decision of the Appellate Tribunal in the Supreme Court
Ratan Tata also filed an appeal in the Supreme Court on Friday against the decision of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in the Cyrus Mistry case. Ratan Tata has argued that the Appellate Tribunal convicted him without any facts or legal basis. Mistry’s shortcomings damaged the Tata Group’s reputation.
Ratan Tata filed an appeal in the Supreme Court in the Cyrus Mistry case
Tata’s petition is expected to be heard next week. Let me tell you that in October 2016, the Tribunal gave a decision on December 18 in the matter of removal of the post of Chairman of Tata Sons. The judgment said that Ratan Tata took biased and repressive measures ignoring the interests of minority shareholders of Tata Sons. Mistry to be re-appointed chairman of Tata Sons. Let the Mistry family hold 18.4% shares of Tata Sons.
Ratan Tata appeals to reject the tribunal’s decision
Ratan Tata has said that the tribunal’s conclusion is wrong, contrary to the case record. The verdict promoted a selective view, while related facts and records suppressed. Ratan Tata has appealed to the Supreme Court to dismiss the tribunal’s decision. Tata Sons also challenged the tribunal’s decision in the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Mistry removed due to differences with Ratan Tata: reports
Tata Sons the holding company of the Tata Group. Tata Trusts hold 66% shares of Tata Sons. Also, Tata Trust chairman Ratan Tata. He was also the chairman of Tata Sons from 1991 to 2012. Cyrus Mistry appointed chairman after his retirement but removed four years later. According to separate reports, Cyrus Mistry was against Ratan Tata in investment decisions. He also accused Ratan Tata of interfering in the functioning of Tata Sons.
Mistry had alleged flaws in the management of Tata Sons
The board of Tata Sons removed Mistry as chairman on 24 October 2016. Board members said that there was no trust in Mistry. Ratan Tata then became the interim chairman. N Chandrasekaran made the executive chairman in January 2017. The decision to remove Mistry from the post of chairman challenged in the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). He had alleged flaws in the management of Tata Sons and suppressing minority shareholders. However, NCLT ruled in favor of Tata Sons in July last year. After this, Mistry reached the Appellate Tribunal. Mistry is currently the MD of Shapoorji Pallonji & Co, a family business firm.