Consider the following statements:
1. The chairman of the Central Administrative Tribunal is either a sitting or a retired judge of a High Court
2. The provisions of Administrative Tribunals Act don’t apply to armed forces
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

The provisions of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 do not apply to the following:

  • Members of paramilitary forces
  • Armed forces of the Union
  • Officers or employees of the Supreme Court
  • Persons appointed to the Secretariat Staff of either House of Parliament or the Secretariat staff of State/Union Territory Legislatures.
  • The CAT is headed by a chairman who must be either a sitting or a retired Judge of a High Court.

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