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

What is the Procedure and powers of Tribunals? Section 22 of Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985

Section 22 : Procedure and powers of Tribunals

(1) A Tribunal shall not be bound by the procedure laid down in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) but shall be guided by the principles of natural justice and subject to the other provisions of this Act and of any rules made by the Central Government, the Tribunal shall have power to regulate its own procedure including the fixing of places and times of its inquiry and deciding whether to sit in public or in private.

(2) A Tribunal shall decide every application made to it as expeditiously as possible and ordinarily every application shall be decided on a perusal of documents and written representations and [after hearing such oral arguments as may be advanced].


(3) A Tribunal shall have, for the purposes of [discharging its functions under this Act], the same powers as are vested in a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (5 of 1908) while trying a suit, in respect of the following matters, namely :-

(a) summoning and enforcing the attendance of any person and examining him on oath;
(b) requiring the discovery and production of documents;
(c) receiving evidence of affidavits;
(d) subject to the provisions of sections 123 and 124 of the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 (1 of 1872) requisitioning and public record or document or copy of such record or document from any office;
(e) issuing commissions for the examination of witnesses or documents;
(f) reviewing its decisions;
(g) dismissing a representation for default or deciding it ex- parte;
(h) setting aside any order of dismissal of any representation fro default or any order passed by it ex-parte ; and
(i) any other matter which may be prescribed by the Central Government.




CAT ACT 1985

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


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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