• Parliamentary committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice has asked CAT to decide cases pending for more than 10 years on a priority basis.
  • According to CAT (Procedure) Rules, 1987, every application should be heard and decided as far as possible, within six months from date of its registration.
  • CAT had been established (under Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985) under Article 323 -A for adjudication of disputes and complaints with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and posts.
  • Members of defence forces, officers and servants of Supreme Court and secretarial staff of Parliament are not covered by it.
  • CAT is a multi-member body consisting of a chairman and members.
  • There are 17 Benches and 21 Circuit Benches in the Central Administrative Tribunal all over India.
  • It is guided by the principles of natural justice.
  • Appeals against the orders of CAT lie before concerned High Court.
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