Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) has been established for adjudication of disputes with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services. This was done in pursuance of the amendment of the constitution of India by articles 323A. the tribunal has same powers as are vested in a civil court under the code of civil procedures, 1908. The tribunal follows the principles of natural justice in deciding cases and procedure. The tribunal is also a specialized organization, which deals with only service matters in respect of the central government employees and the other employees who have been notified.
How can we file a case in the central administrative tribunal?
A tribunal is not bound by the technical rules of procedure or of evidence laid down in the Code of civil procedure, 1908 and the Evidence act, 1872 but, is guided by the abstract principles of natural justice and subject to the provisions of the act and the rules framed thereunder by the central government, the tribunal can regulate its own procedure. Thus, it enjoys a great deal of flexibility in adopting simpler and less formal approach. The tribunal being free from the procedural fetters of a court is capable of reaching the heart of the matter.
Moreover, the flexibility, informality and simplicity of the tribunal procedure help in the expedition dispensation of justice.
Any person who wants a file a case CAT has to fill an application form under section 19 of the Administrative tribunal act, 1985. Make sure that the information required in the application form must be written in English or Hindi. Once, the application form is filled it must be submitted to the registrar.
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