19 June 2019
Delhi High Court Expresses Dismay at the Improper Functioning Of Central Administrative Tribunal; Urges Centre to Take 'Remedial Steps'
A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rajnish Bhatnagar was dismayed at the manner in which the Tribunal was passing cryptic orders to dispose of applications in a display of “total non-application of mind.”Stopping short of ordering audio-video recording of court proceedings of the Tribunal, the Court instead directed the Centre to take remedial steps to fix the “extra ordinary situation” prevailing there while hearing a petition of a 24 year old youth challenging the CAT order. The youth was successful in the examination for the post advertised by the Staff Selection Commission in year 2014. However, the SSC cancelled his candidature by stating that his handwriting and signature was found by the Central Forensics Science Laboratory to be not matching. Furthermore, while the High Court was hearing the matter, several members of the Bar, who regularly appear before the CAT, ventilated their grievances, stating that the Tribunal is not recording submission of the Parties.