Why in news?
There was opposition against the decision to extend the jurisdiction of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT), Chandigarh, to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to hear the cases of employees for redress.
Why were they against it?
- Shifting of all pending service-related matters from both wings of the High Court in Jammu and in Kashmir to the CAT will hit the advocates of the Union Territory in particular and the public in general.
- The aggrieved employees of J&K shifting the service matters to the CAT at Chandigarh, for adjudication is simply a travesty of justice.
- It is bound to prove a tedious and costly affair for almost all these litigants, which will surely defeat the purpose of constitutionally guaranteed justice at doorstep of the citizens.