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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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