Competitive Exams: Political Science Study Material Central Administrative Tribunal

Central Administrative Tribunal

  • It was established in 1985 under the Administrative Tribunals Act (1985) of the Parliament. Hence, it is a statutory body.
  • It deals with the disputes relating to the recruitment and all service matters.
  • Its objective is to provide speedy and inexpensive justice to the aggrieved Civil Servants.
  • It is a multimember body consisting of a Chairman, 16 Vice-Chairmen and 49 Members.
  • The term of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman is 5 years or until they attain the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier. The term of the members is 5 years or until they attain the age of 62 years, whichever is earlier.
  • They are not eligible for re-appointment.
  • They are appointed by the President.
  • They are drawn from both the Judicial
  • the Administrative streams.
  • It is not bound by the procedure laid down in the Civil Procedure Code (1908).
  • Its jurisdiction extends to the members of the All-India Services, Central Services and Posts.
  • It works under the administrative control of the Department of Personnel and Training-one of the three departments of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances, and Pensions.