What is composition of State Administrative Tribunal (CAT)
Q. Which of the following is/are true regarding State Administrative Tribunals (SATs)?
1) Chairman of SAT is appointed by the respective State’s Governor.
2) Madhya Pradesh does not have SAT.- Published on 16 Mar 17
a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. None of the above
ANSWER: Only 2
- The Administrative Tribunals Act of 1985 empowers the Central Government to establish the State Administrative Tribunals (SATs) on specific request of the concerned State Governments.
- So far (2013), the SATs have been set up in the nine states of Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Odisha, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Kerala.
- However, the Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Himachal Pradesh Tribunals have since been abolished.
- The Kerala Administrative Tribunal was set up with effect from 26th August, 2010.
- Like the CAT, the SATs exercise original jurisdiction in relation to recruitment and all service matters of state government employees.
- The Chairman, and members of the SATs are appointed by the President after consultation with the Governor of the state concerned.
- The act also makes a provision for setting up of Joint Administrative Tribunal (JAT) for two or more states.
- A JAT exercises all the jurisdiction and powers exercisable by the Administrative Tribunals for such states.
- The Chairman and members of a JAT are appointed by the President after consultation with the Governors of the concerned states.