Central Administrative Tribunal
➢ The Central Jurisdiction Tribunal was established through 42nd amendment of Constitution. It
works towards adjudicating (judging) disputes that arise in case of recruitment or service of
persons in public services.
➢ The provisions of CAT is not applicable to armed forces, Supreme Court employees, members of
Paramilitary forces and the staffs of Secretariats.
➢ The provisions of CAT are included in Article 323A. Under the article, the GoI has powers to
establish administrative tribunals to solve the disputes.
Note: Minister of State in the PMO (Prime Minister Office) announced that the Union Territory of Ladakh
and Jammu and Kashmir are to be brought under the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). The
announcement was made by the Minister at the annual Conference of the tribunal.
The CAT has so far had its jurisdiction only over the central services of Jammu and Kashmir. Till the GoI
sets up a CAT exclusively for J&K, the Chandigarh bench is to serve the Union Territory of Jammu and
Kashmir and Ladakh.
➢ It is an abnormal enlargement of the thyroid gland.
➢ Iodine deficiency is known as the common cause of goiter.
➢ Goiter is more often due to the over- or underproduction of thyroid hormones or to nodules in the
Doctors remove large thyroid growths from Melghat tribals.