Srinagar (14.12.2021): In a span of just 15 days, more than 100 cases had been disposed of by the Srinagar CAT Bench while the Jammu Bench had disposed of over 6,000 cases in over one year. The Srinagar CAT Bench was inaugurated by Union minister Dr. Jitendra Singh on November 23, 2021 while the Jammu Bench was inaugurated by him in June last year. The two CAT Benches in J&K deal exclusively with service matters of government employees.
Jammu & Kashmir is the only Union Territory in the country to have two CAT Benches and this signifies the impetus that the Government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives to the Union Territory of J&K and the well-being of its Government Officers/Staff so as to keep them a motivated force which would ultimately accelerate the development of the UT.
Two Benches for J&K will go a long way in not only reducing the burden of various Courts, but would also provide to the persons covered by the Administrative Tribunals, speedy relief in respect of their grievances and service matters. It is worth highlighting that both the buildings of CAT at Jammu and Srinagar respectively have been allotted by the UT Government.
The Jurisdiction of Jammu Bench of CAT extends up to 10 districts of UT of J&K and one district Leh from UT of Ladakh, while the jurisdiction of Srinagar Bench extends up to 10 districts of UT of J&K and one district Kargil from UT of Ladakh.