Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT)
The Central Administrative Tribunal was established by an Act of Parliament namely Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 as sequel to the 42nd amendment of the Constitution of India inserting Article 323 A.
Two-day All India Conference of CAT was recently held in Delhi. The Conference was inaugurated by Shri Justice T. S. Thakur, Chief Justice of India.
- The Judges of Supreme Court of India, Judges of High Court, Government officials and Advocates attended the conference.
- The Conference is held to discuss and deliberate upon the problems faced by the institution and to bring improvement in the judicial/administrative system so as to achieve higher disposal in the shortest possible time.
Functions of the tribunal:
- The tribunal adjudicates disputes and complaints with respect to Recruitment and Conditions of Service of the persons appointed to the Public Services and Posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or any State or of any other Local Authorities within the territory of India or under the control of the Government of India.
- Apart from above the Tribunal also has the jurisdiction on the employees of 208 Public Sector Undertakings/ Organizations notified by the Government.