The Delhi High Court has ruled that the Central Administrative Tribunal can exercise the same jurisdiction and powers as a High Court in respect of its contempt proceedings. Analyse the Jurisdiction of the CAT In India.

such a body that can solve the disputes related to the recruitment and other service conditions of the members of services. The central administrative tribunal was formed for this purpose.
About CAT:

  • CAT was established under Article 323A of the Constitution
  • It is a multi-member body consisting of Chairman and members
  • It was established in 1985 under Section 29 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985
  • The Principal seat of Central Administrative Tribunal is at New Delhi and it has 16 Outlying Benches scattered all over the Country
  • The Tribunal is headed by the Chairman and 65 Members, 33 from Judicial and 33 from the Administrative stream
  • The Chairman is normally a retired Chief Justice of a High Court

Jurisdiction of CAT
CAT adjudicates disputes 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 local authorities. The provisions do not apply to members of paramilitary forces, armed forces of the Union, officers or employees of the Supreme Court, or to persons appointed to the Secretariat Staff of either House of Parliament or the Secretariat staff of State/Union Territory Legislatures
Apart from above the Tribunal also has the jurisdiction on the employees of 208 Public Sector Undertakings/ Organizations notified by the Government.


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