"Administrative Tribunals are to provide for the adjudication or trial of 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 of any State or of any local or other authority within the territory of India or under the control of the Government of India or of and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto." - Courtesy[http://cgat.gov.in/act.htm]
Important Facts to Remember:
- A new part ' XIV-A Tribunals' was added to the constitution by the 42nd Constitution Amendment Act of 1976.
- The New part XIV-A (14-A) has two articles
- Article 323A
- Article 323B
- Article 323A - deals with Administrative Tribunals
- Article 323B - Deals with tribunals for other purposes.
- Central Administrative Tribunal was established in 1985.
- CAT has a principle bench at Delhi and 17 other regular benches.
- The Chairman and members of both the Central Administrative Tribunal and State Administrative Tribunals are appointed by the President. [Very Important Point].
- Tenure of CAT [Check it here http://cgat.gov.in/act.htm]
- For Chairman of CAT - term of 5 years or 68 Years of Age.
- For other members of CAT - term of 10 years or 65 Years of Age.