From 2015 to 2019, CAT obtains a disposal rate of 91 percent: Singh, Jitendra

Central Administrative Tribunal achieved a disposal rate of around 91 percent in three years from 2015 to 2019 . Around 18,845 old pending cases of Jammu and Kashmir High Court were transferred to the Jammu Bench of CAT .

New Delhi, August 6: At his meeting with newly-appointed Chairman of the CAT Justice Ranjit Vasantrao, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Saturday that the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) achieved a disposal rate of around 91 percent in three years from 2015 to 2019, and that the Tribunal's resolution rate has remained steady as a result of the UPA regime.Despite the dire situation, approximately 30,011 cases were taken down, with a disposal percentage of 54.6% in 2021, according to Singh, who noted that around 18,845 old pending cases of Jammu and Kashmir High Court were transferred to the Jammu Bench of CAT.Singh said that the Search-cum-Selection Committee's (SCSC) has received proposals for 33 members, and that a proposal for 33 members, called for CAT's Lucknow Bench, in Jammu and Kashmir, has been presented to seek the Competent Authority's permission in the last week of July.Singh also said that two benches of CAT were established in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in October after the conversion of the state of Jammu and Kashmir Jammu Bench was fully operational on June 8, 2020, while Srinagar Bench was inaugurated by the Minister himself on November 23, 2021.The Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 established a Tribunal for the determination of claims and challenges arising out of the employment of an employee appointed to the public services and posts in connection with the Union's affairs.

It has a sanctioned number of 70 members, including the Chairman (35 Judicial and 35 Administrative).In accordance with the Tribunal Rules of 2021, the Chairman may be a Judge or an Administrative Member.The Chairman of CAT is currently from the Judiciary Branch.Due to a series of ongoing court cases in Supreme Court High Courts challenging the act's rules on the appointment of Members of Tribunals, the selection of members of CAT could not be carried out earlier.

Nine of the 19 Benches have been erected from their own buildings, seven from the CPWD's GPOA space, and three from rented premises.The Jabalpur Bench was completed last year, and it will be replaced with its new building on June 26, 2021.A fund of Rs 25 crore has been provided to CAT for the construction of its benches in Lucknow and Guwahati during the Financial Year 2022-23.