Bhatt & Joshi Associates are regarded as one of the best CAT Lawyers based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat with the team of the top most experienced CAT Lawyers with detailed knowledge of Central Civil Services Rules , with this also serving as Service Lawyers at Appellate level before Gujarat High Court & Supreme Court of India. Our Comprehensive legal team of CAT Lawyers helps the Government Servants in establishing their rights pertaining to their Civil Services. Whenever needed our team of expert CAT lawyers represent the case before the High Court or Supreme Court of India.Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT)

The Constitution of India provides for the constitution of Tribunals in Part XIV-A, which was inserted into the constitution through 42nd Amendment Act, 1976, which added Article 323A and 323B for constitution of Administrative Tribunals and Tribunals related to other matters respectively. Article 323A constitutionally empowers the parliament to constitute Administrative Tribunals for the adjudication of disputes with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and Civil Posts pertaining to the affairs of the Union or of any Corporation owned or controlled by the Government of India. CAT – Central Administrative Tribunals were constituted by an Act of Parliament The Administrative Tribunals Act in 1985. At Bhatt & Joshi Associates, our team of expert and highly qualified Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Lawyers, take up the issues and matters pertaining to the civil services employment of the Central Govt Employees. 

 

Working of CAT

CAT is governed by the principles of natural justice; however not bound by the procedure laid down in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.  The Central Administrative Tribunal has the same powers as that of a Civil Court in India under the provisions of Code of Civil Procedure, 1908. Any appeal against the orders of a Tribunal is to be preferred before the High Court and not straight away before the Supreme Court. Hon’ble the Apex Court of India, held in the case of Chandra Kumar Case (1997), that the appeal against the orders of a Central Administrative Tribunal may not be made directly in the Supreme Court and a person aggrieved by the order has to firstly approach the concerned High Court. The nature of disputes between a Government Employee and the Central Government may be wide ranging but mostly the matters which are filed before CAT are related to the following issues:

CAT LAWYERS TO HELP SOLVE YOUR ISSUES AND MATTER PERTAINING TO APPOINTMENT AND RECRUITMENT:

  • Issues related to Appointment and Recruitment 
  • interpretation and challenge to the Recruitment rules 
  • Challenge to the wrongful appointments
  • Recruitment authority denying the Appointment 
  • Matters pertaining to departmental examinations and UPSC

CAT LAWYERS TO HELP SOLVE MATTERS RELATED TO PUNISHMENTS TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES:

  • Employment Termination
  • Removal of a Government Employee 
  • Dismissal from services 
  • Punishment – Minor and Major
  • Suspension of a Government Employee 
  • Charge Sheet issued against a Government Employee 

CAT LAWYERS TO HELP SOLVE YOUR MATTERS RELATED TO DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS BEFORE CAT:

  • Issuance of Memo and reply to the charges against an employee
  • Issuance of Show Cause Notice and reply to it 
  • Issuance of Warning letters
  • Suspension of a Government Employee
  • Departmental Inquiries against a Government Employee 
  • Issuance of Memos
  • Prevention of corruption matters or PCA matters
  • Matters pertaining to CVC Vigilance
  • Matters pertaining to CBI Investigation and Corruption & Graft charges

CAT LAWYERS TO HELP SOLVE YOUR PROMOTION ISSUES:

  • Promotion denied to an employee 
  • Not being considered in a DPC – Departmental Promotion Committee 
  • All matters pertaining to DPC – Departmental Promotion Committee
  • Matters pertaining to seniority 
  • Work charge matters
  • Officiating promotion matters
  • ACR – Annual Confidential Review matters
  • APAR – Annual Performance Appraisal Report matters
  • Adverse remarks in Annual Confidential Review

CAT LAWYERS TO HELP SOLVE YOUR MATTERS PERTAINING TO TRANSFER AND POSTING OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BEFORE CAT:

  • Challenge to the transfer order before CAT 
  • Central Government Employees being Wrongfully transferred 
  • Central government employees on conditional transfer orders of 
  • Challenge to Punitive transfer order
  • Illegal transfer of Central Government Employees

CAT LAWYERS TO HELP SOLVE YOUR POST RETIREMENT ISSUES:

  • VRS – Voluntary Retirement 
  • Pay and Pension Fixation 
  • Withholding the benefits post retirement 
  • Issues pertaining to Premature retirement 

 

YOUR CAT LAWYERS SHOULD HAVE GRIP ON THE FOLLOWING ACTS AND RULES

SL. No.TitleDetails
1Manual of Office ProcedureLink
2Record Retention Schedule as Prescribed by D/o Administrative Reforms and Public GrievancesLink
3General Financial Rules, 2005Link
4All India Services (AIS) ManualsLink
5The AIS (Performance Appraisal Report) Rules, 2007Link
6Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965Link
7Central Civil Services (Temporary Service) Rules, 1965Link
8Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988Link
9Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 (Notification dated 03/05/1988)Download (395.38 KB) 
10Central Civil Services (Leave Rules)Download (132.22 KB) 
11Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 – Bringing Out A Revised/Updated EditionLink
12Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 (Updated)Download (678.77 KB) 
13Central Civil Services (Redeployment of Surplus Staff) Rules, 1990Download (1.16 MB) 
14Central Civil Services (Redeployment of Surplus Staff) Rules, 2002Download (94.25 KB) 
15IAS Promotion Guide LinesDownload (93.53 KB) 
16IPS (Appointment by Limited Competetive Examination) Regulations, 2011Download (532.72 KB) 
17IPS (Probation) Amendment Rules, 2011Download (269.7 KB) 
18IAS (Pay) 2nd Amendment Rules, 2008Download (907.29 KB) 
19IFS (Pay) 2nd Amendment Rules, 2008Download (940.46 KB) 
20IPS (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2008Download (946.7 KB) 
21The IAS (PAY) Rules, 2007Download (1015.01 KB) 
22The IFS (PAY) Rules, 2007Download (264.58 KB) 
23The IPS (PAY) Rules, 2007Download (291.68 KB) 
24Central Secretariat Service Rules, 1962Link
25Central Secretariat Service Rules, 2009Download (1.15 MB) 
26Central Secretariat Clerical Service RulesLink
27CSSS Rules, 1969Download (519.41 KB) 
28CSSS (PPS Grade) Rules, 1989Link
29CSSS (Senior PPS Grade) Rules, 2000Link
30Brochure On Grant Of Casual Leave & Special Casual LeaveLink
31Brochure On Casual LabourersLink
32Brochure On Post Retirement Commercial EmploymentDownload (906.39 KB) 
33Revised Scheme for Redeployment of Surplus Staff , 1989Download (83.1 KB) 
34All India Services Indemnity ACTLink
35Administrative TribunalsLink
36The Public Servants Inquiries ACT
37The Departmental Inquiries (Enforcement of Attendance of witnesses and Production of Documents) ACTLink
38Bihar Reorganisation Act, 2000Link
39Madhya Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000Link
40Uttar Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2000Link
41Draft Public Services Bill – 2007Download (59.92 KB) 
42The Public Interest Disclosure and Protection to Persons Making the Disclosure Bill, 2010Download (600.94 KB) 
43CVC Act 2003Link
44CVC Act AmendmentLink
45Gazette Notification(CVC)Link
46PC (Prevention Of Corruption) ACT, 1988Link
47The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946Link
48The Delhi Special Police Establishment (Amendment) Act, 2014 No. 28 of 2014
49The Central Vigilance Commission (Staff) Rules, 2007Download (131.99 KB) 
50The Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2014Link
51RTI ACT, 2005Link
52RTI Rules, 2012Download (131.55 KB) 
53Compendium of Welfare Programmes InstructionDownload (4.24 MB) 
54Administrative Instructions on Departmental Canteens in Government OfficersDownload (7.24 MB) 
55Fundamental Rules (FR 11 and FR 52,53 and 54)Download (23.89 KB) 

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56Extracts of provisions in F.R. 56Download (222.17 KB) 
57Compilation of Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules (Part-I)Link
58Brochure on JCM & CADownload (4.21 MB) 
59CCS (RSA) Rules, 1993Download (187.57 KB) 
60Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 – Updated Version of the Bare Rules.Download (1.46 MB) 
61One year Masters Degree course in Law under Young Leaders Program YLP Scholarship at the Kyushu University, Graduate School of Law, Japan from October 2020 to September 2021
62Lokpal (Complaint ) Rules, 2020Link