Jitendra Singh
DoNER minister Jitendra Singh

DoNER miniter Jitendra Singh on Monday inaugurated the 18th Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh through a video conference.

Speaking after the inauguration Singh said that the setting up of CAT Bench of Jammu to deal exclusively with service matters of government employees would go a long way.

He said it reduce the burden of various courts, thereby giving them more time to deal with other cases expeditiously.

He said that the CAT Bench would also provide to the persons covered by the Administrative Tribunals speedy relief in respect of their grievances and service matters.

He said that more than 800 Central laws, which were not applicable to J&K have been made applicable since the abolition of Article 370 and 35A for the benefit of people of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh and now they enjoy same rights as people from the rest of India.

He expressed hope that pendency of about 30,000 cases would be resolved in a time bound and judicious manner.

Jitendra Singh said that all three important agencies of DoPT- CAT, CIC and CVC are now operational in UTs of J&k and Ladakh.

Earlier, in a notification issued on May 28, 2020, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (7) of section 5 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 (13 of 1985), the Central Government has specified Jammu and Srinagar as the places at which the benches of the Central Administrative Tribunal shall ordinarily sit for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Ladakh.

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