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J&K, Ladakh to come under jurisdiction of CAT soon

J&K, Ladakh to come under jurisdiction of CAT soon

The Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh will soon be covered by the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). 

Key Points:

  • This was during the annual conference of the CAT in New Delhi.
  • The tribunal will have jurisdiction to handle disputes and other issues related to the UT services.
  • The CAT so far had jurisdiction only over central services issues in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • An exclusive bench of the CAT will be set up in Jammu and Kashmir, and till then the Chandigarh bench of the tribunal may attend to the service disputes and other cases from the Union territory.

About CAT:

  • The Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) had been established under Article 323 - A of the Constitution for adjudication 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 other authorities under the control of the Government.
  • CAT Chairman is Justice L. Narismha Reddy.

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