Conference of Central Administrative Tribunal 2020

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News:The annual All India Conference of the Central Administrative Tribunal was held at Vigyan Bhawan,New Delhi held on 16th February 2020.

Facts:

About CAT:

  • The Central Administrative Tribunal has been established by an Act of Parliament namely Administrative Tribunals Act,1985 under Article 323-A of the Constitution.
  • Mandate: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.

Features of the Tribunal:

  • The Tribunal is headed by the Chairman and 65 Members, 33 from Judicial (including Chairman) and 33 from the Administrative stream.The Chairman is normally a sitting or retired Judge of a High Court.
  • 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.