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Central Administrative Tribunal
The Central Administrative Tribunal was established based on the recommendations given by the Swaran Singh Committee. A Principal Bench was established in New Delhi and additional Benches in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad etc. The Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 was enacted.
- Article 323A provides for the establishment of a tribunal on service matters
- Article 323B provides for the establishment of tribunals for other matters
- The CAT deals with matters related to Central Government employees such as Railways, Postal, Telecom, Insurance etc.
- Topics to be dealt include recruitment and service matters in respect of officers belonging to the All India Services or of members of the civil service of the Union or holding a civil post under the Union or a civil post connected with defense or in the defense services.
Related Case Law / Related Cases
- L Chandra Kumar vs Union of India, AIR 1997 SC 1125: In regard to tribunals, The Supreme Court of India held that the clause of Article 323A that excludes the jurisdiction of High Courts and Supreme Court under Articles 226 / 227 and 32 of the Constitution of India is unconstitutional.
- Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan v Subash Sharma, (2002) 4 SCC 145: CAT has jurisdiction over service matters of Kendriya Vidyalaya employees.
- March 19, 2015: Mergers of National Tribunals
- March 15, 2013: CAT urged to imrove its Efficiency Propasals to Amend CAT Act under Cosideration says Narayansamy