(The Gist of PIB) Central Administrative Tribunal for the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh [JUNE-2020]
(The Gist of PIB) Central Administrative Tribunal for the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh
Central Administrative Tribunal for the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh
Union Minister of Personnel and Public Grievances inaugurated the 18th Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Setting up of CAT Bench of Jammu to deal exclusively with service matters of government employees would reduce the burden of various Courts.
Earlier, in a notification issued under section 5(7) of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985, the Central Government has specified Jammu and Srinagar as the places at which the benches of the CAT shall ordinarily sit for the UT of Jammu and Kashmir and UT of Ladakh.
The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) had been established under Article 323 – A of the Constitution.
To adjudicate disputes and complaints with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or other authorities under the control of the Government.
Under Section 17 of the Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985, the Tribunal has been conferred with the power to exercise the same jurisdiction and authority in respect of contempt of itself as a High Court.
The Tribunal is guided by the principles of natural justice in deciding cases and is not bound by the procedure, prescribed by the Civil Procedure Code.
Salaries and Allowances and Conditions of Service of the officers and other employees of the Tribunal are specified by the Central Government.