The Kerala High Court on Monday directed the Kerala Administrative Tribunal to start filing facility at Kochi Bench at the earliest, not later than three weeks.
The court passed the order when a petition filed by Advocate Baisil Attipetty, who moved the court seeking a directive to set up the KAT bench at Ernakulam, came up for hearing.
The registrar of the KAT had submitted that the state government was delaying the establishment of KAT’s Kochi bench.
KAT registrar assured that steps would be taken to implement the directive immediately. He had submitted that setting up of a court building for the bench is the duty of the government.
The tribunal has taken all steps to complete the legal formalities for the functioning of the tribunal in the seventh court hall presently occupied by the Advocate-General office.
However, administrative sanction on the estimate amount of work for Rs 34,00,000 prepared by the PWD is yet to be granted by the government.
A Bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice A M Shaffique recorded the submissions and asked the registrar to make necessary arrangements for filing facility to be done at the earliest