Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Appointment of Members for the vacancy year 2018 – DoPT
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, dated 09.04.2019
Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Appointment of Members for the vacancy year 2018
Attention is drawn to this Department’s advertisements of even No. dated 1st February, 2018 ( published in Newspapers on 08th February, 2018) inviting applications for 06 vacancies of Judicial Members and 08 vacancies of Administrative Members in the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) arising during the year 2018. These vacancies are now to be filled up under the provisions of Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985 as amended by the Administrative Tribunal Act, 2006 subject to final result of the WP No.640/2017, in the light of the interim direction of the Honourable Supreme Court dated 08.3.2019 under OP NO.2124/2018 in the said Writ Petition.
Eligible and interested persons may apply afresh for these posts, keeping in view the position elaborated in para 1 above before 22 April, 2019 before closure of office hours. The details of eligibility conditions and the application form to be filled up may be downloaded from the Department of Personnel and Training website www.persmin.gov.in. In the case of serving officers of Central/State Governments, their applications should also, in addition to direct application, be routed through the Cadre Controlling Authorities.
The applicants who have already applied in response to the advertisements dated 1st February, 2018 and subsequent advertisement extending the date of receipt of applications upto 14.08.2018, need not apply again as their earlier applications will be considered (if eligible) under the old Act and rules unless they withdraw their application by 22′ April, 2019. The applications should be addressed to the Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training, North Block, New Delhi 11001.
The details of Eligibility Conditions and Application Form
The Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 was amended by the Administrative Tribunals (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 1 of 2007). As per sub-sections (2) and (3) of Section 8 of the Act:
“8(2) A Member shall hold office as such for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office extendable by one more term of five
Provided that no Member shall hold office as such after he has attained the age of sixty-five years.
8(3) The conditions of service of Chairman and Members shall be the same as applicable to Judges of the High Court.”
2. Regarding the eligibility conditions, Sub-section 2(a) and 2(b) of Section 6 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 as amended by the Administrative Tribunals (Amendment) Act, 2006 provides that-
“6 (2) A person shall not be qualified for appointment,-
(a) as an Administrative Member, unless he has held for at least two years the post of Secretary to the Government of India or any other post under the Central or State Government and carrying the scale of pay which is not less than that of a Secretary to the Government of India for at least two years or held a post of Additional Secretary to the Government of India for at least five years or any other post under the Central or State Government carrying the scale of pay which is not less than that of Additional Secretary to the Government of India at least for a period of five years;”
Provided that the offices belonging to All-India services who were or are on Central Deputation to a lower post shall be deemed to have held the post of Secretary or Additional Secretary, as the case may be, from the date such officers were granted proforma promotion or actual promotion whichever is earlier to the level of Secretary or Additional Secretary, as the case may be, and the period spent on Central deputation after such date shall count for qualifying service for the purposes of this clause;”
(b) as a Judicial Member unless he is or qualified to be a Judge of a High Court or he has for at least two years held the post of a Secretary to the
Government of India in the Department of Legal Affairs or the Legislative Department including Member-Secretary, Law Commission of India or held a post of Additional Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative Department at least for a period of five years.”