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

What is the Power to punish for contempt? Section 17 of Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985

Section 17 : Power to punish for contempt

A Tribunal shall have, and exercise, the same jurisdiction, powers and authority in respect of contempt of itself as a High Court has and may exercise and, for this purpose, the provisions of the Contempt of Courts Act, 1971 (70 of 1971) shall have effect subject to the modifications that–

(a) the reference therein to a High Court shall be constructed as including a reference to such Tribunal;


(b) the reference to the Advocate-General in section 15 of the said Act shall be construed, -

(i) in relation to the Central Administrative Tribunal, as a reference to the Attorney-General or the Solicitor-General or the Additional Solicitor-General; and

(ii) in relation to an Administrative Tribunal for a State or a Joint Administrative Tribunal for two or more States, as a reference to the Advocate-General of the State or any of the States for which such Tribunal has been established.




CAT ACT 1985

Section 2 : Act not to apply to certain persons

Section 3 of CAT Act 1985 - Definitions


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


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


Section 19 of CAT Act 1985 - Applications to Tribunals

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


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