Pending cases plaguing HCs, says CAT chief

KOCHI: The High Courts all over the country are reeling under the pressure of pendency of litigation, Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Chairman Justice V K Bali said here on Monday.

Published: 13th April 2010 02:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 02:00 PM   |  A+A-

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Justice V K Bali inaugurating the silver jubilee celebrations of the Central Administrative Tribunal in Kochi on Monday.

KOCHI: The High Courts all over the country are reeling under the pressure of pendency of litigation, Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Chairman Justice V K Bali said here on Monday.

He was inaugurating the CAT silver jubilee celebrations held at the Ernakulam Bench.

“Because of the pendency of cases in the High Courts, the decisions of the Tribunal, which are challenged by the respective parties get blocked for years, in some cases even for 15 years,” Justice Bali said.

He said that unlike other litigation, in service matters, it was prime necessity that finality was reached within a short time-limit. “The Central Government is already seized of the matter and is considering the recommendations made by the Law Commission for bringing in an amendment to Article 227(4) of the Constitution so as to include Administrative Tribunals within its ambit,” Bali said.

Justice M Ramachandran, Justice P R Raman, CAT Judicial members Justice K Thankappan and George Parackan and CAT Advocates Association president M A Shafik were present on the occasion.

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