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THE ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS ACT, 1985

An Act to provide for the adjudication or trial by Administrative Tribunals 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 [any corporation or society owned or controlled by the Government in pursuance of Article 323A of the Constitution] and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Thirty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

PRELIMINARY

Section 1 : Short title, extent and commencement

(1) This Act may be called The Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985.


(2). It extends,

(a) in so far as it relates to the Central Administrative Tribunal, to the whole of India:

(b) in so far as it relates to the Administrative Tribunals for States, to the whole of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

(3). The provisions of this Act, in so far as they relate to the Central Administrative Tribunal, shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint.

(4). The provisions of this Act, in so far as they relate to an Administrative Tribunal for a State, shall come into force in a State on such date as the Central Government may, by notification, appoint.

Section 2 : Act not to apply to certain persons

Section 3 of CAT Act 1985 - Definitions

ESTABLISHMENT OF TRIBUNALS AND BENCHES THEREOF

Section 4 of CAT Act 1985 - Establishment of Administrative Tribunal

Section 5 of CAT Act 1985 - Composition of Tribunals and Benches thereof

Section 6 of CAT Act 1985 - Qualifications for appointment as Chairman, Vice-Chairman or other Members

Section 7 of CAT Act 1985 - Vice-Chairman to act as Chairman or to discharge his functions in certain circumstances

Section 8 of CAT Act 1985 - Term of office

Section 9 of CAT Act 1985 - Resignation and Removal

Section 10 of CAT Act 1985 - Salaries and allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Chairman, Vice-Chairman and other Members

Section 10A of CAT Act 1985 - Saving terms and conditions of service of Vice-Chairman

Section 11 of CAT Act 1985 - Provision as to the holding of offices by Chairman, etc., on ceasing to be such Chairman, etc

Section 12 of CAT Act 1985 - Financial and administrative powers of the Chairman

Section 13 of CAT Act 1985 - Staff of the Tribunal

JURISDICTION, POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF TRIBUNALS

Section 14 of CAT Act 1985 - Jurisdiction, powers and authority of the Central Administrative Tribunal

Section 15 of CAT Act 1985 - Jurisdiction, powers and authority of State Administrative Tribunals

Section 16 of CAT Act 1985 - Jurisdiction, powers and authority of a Joint Administrative Tribunal

Section 17 of CAT Act 1985 - Power to punish for contempt

Section 18 of CAT Act 1985 - Distribution of business amongst the Benches

PROCEDURE

Section 19 of CAT Act 1985 - Applications to Tribunals

Section 20 of CAT Act 1985 - Application not to be admitted unless other remedies exhausted

Section 21 of CAT Act 1985 - Limitation

Section 22 of CAT Act 1985 - Procedure and powers of Tribunals

Section 23 of CAT Act 1985 - Right of applicant to take assistance of legal practitioner and of Government, etc., to appoint presenting officers

Section 24 of CAT Act 1985 - Conditions as to making of interim orders

Section 25 of CAT Act 1985 - Power of Chairman to transfer cases from one Bench to another

Section 26 of CAT Act 1985 - Decision to be by majority

Section 27 of CAT Act 1985 - Execution of orders of a Tribunal

MISCELLANEOUS

Section 28 of CAT Act 1985 - Exclusion of jurisdiction of courts except the Supreme Court

Section 29 of CAT Act 1985 - Transfer of pending cases

Section 29A of CAT Act 1985 - Provisions for filing of certain appeals

Section 30 of CAT Act 1985 - Proceedings before a Tribunal to be judicial proceedings

Section 31 of CAT Act 1985 - Members and staff of Tribunal to be public servants

Section 32 of CAT Act 1985 - Protection of action taken in good faith

Section 33 of CAT Act 1985 - Act to have overriding effect

Section 34 of CAT Act 1985 - Power to remove difficulties

Section 35 of CAT Act 1985 - Power of the Central Government to make rules

Section 36 of CAT Act 1985 - Power of the appropriate Government to make rules

Section 36A of CAT Act 1985 - Power to make rules retrospectively

Section 37 of CAT Act 1985 - Laying of rules

 

 

 
 
 

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