CAT Formats

By Team Legal Helpline India, December 22, 2017

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Central Administrative Tribunal was established under an Act passed by the Parliament to deal with the service dispute of the Central Government employees and employees under the employment of various other central government bodies. All disputes of suspension as well as charge sheet, transfer, dismissal, appointment, non-appointment, promotion, increment etc can be filed before the CAT. The petition in CAT is called OA.

The OA in CAT is to be filed in the prescribed format with the copies of the necessary documents attached and the court fees are paid through IPO only. The OA before CAT is a quick and easy remedy for the affected employee as compared to the lengthy processes in High Courts, Civil Courts and all other courts. Most of the cases before CAT are based on the violation of some provisions of CCA or CCS or the OM or rules as framed by the government hence one needs the services of a highly qualified and trained service matter lawyers at Delhi for CAT to comprehend the real legal issue and challenge the same before the CAT.

The suggested CAT format with tips on how to file a case in CAT:

Case Title
S. Nos. Description of documents relied upon Page No.
1. An application under Section 19 of the CAT Act, 1985.
2. Annexures (Mark each annexure serially)
3. MAs (Description of Miscellaneous applications filed, if any)
4. Affidavit (In support of the facts and documents stated in the OA)
5. Power of Attorney (In favour of the lawyer through whom the OA is being filed)
6. Other relevant documents (Duly describe the documents)
Signature of the applicant
For use in Tribunals Office
Date of filing (Mention the date of filing of the OA before CAT).
Date of Receipt by Post
Registration No.
For Registrar
CAT Formats for the main petition:

1. Particulars and the details of the order against which the OA is being filed:
(Describe the details of the order)
2. Jurisdiction of the Tribunal:
The applicant declares that the subject matter of the order against which he wants Redressal is within the jurisdiction of the Tribunal.
3. Limitation:
The applicant further declares that the application is within the limitation period prescribed in section 21 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985. Describe the date of knowledge of the order or rising of the cause of action for filing the OA;
4. Facts of the case:
(Describe the facts of the case in details mentioning the Annexures and documents filed along with).
5. Grounds for relief with legal provisions: (State the grounds on which relief is being sought).
6. Details of the remedies exhausted: (Describe the representations made or meetings held regarding the grievance).
The applicant declares that he has availed of all the remedies available to him under the relevant service rules etc. (Give here chronologically the details of representations made and the outcome to such representations concerning the number of Annexure to be given in support thereof).
7. Matters not previously filed or pending with any other court:
The applicant further declares that he had not previously filed an application, writ petition or suit regarding the matter, in respect of which this application has been made, before any court or any other authority or any other Bench of the Tribunal nor any such application, writ petition or suit is pending before any of them.
In case the applicants had previously filed any such application, writ petition or suit, the stage at which it is pending, and if decided, the list of the decisions should be given concerning the number of Annexure to be given in support thereof.
8. Relief sought:
(Specify below the relief(s) sought to explain the grounds for such relief(s) and the legal provisions, if any, relied upon).
9. Interim order, if any prayed for:
The pending final decision on the application, the applicant seeks the following
Interim relief:
(Give here the nature of the interim relief prayed for).
10. In the event of application the being sent registered post, it may be stated whether the applicant desires to have the oral hearing at the admission stage and if so, he shall attach a self-addressed Post Card or Inland Letter, at which intimation regarding the date of hearing could be sent to him.
11. Particulars of Banks Draft/Postal Order filed in respect of the application fee.
12. List of enclosures:
I——————–(Name of the applicant) S/o, W/o, D/o ——————–, age ————working as ————, do at this moment solemnly affirm and declare that the contents of the OA are true and correct, nothing has been concealed, and no part of it is false.


The OA before CAT is to be filed in the CAT format given above in two parts of papers book as per the prescribed format. It should be preferably done through an expert service matter lawyer for CAT.

The OA as per the CAT format is to be typed on double space on white legal-sized paper with wide margins. Please read our blog on how to file a case in CAT.

All annexures need to be typed in double space with true translations if required to be attached to the CAT format as given by us.
Court fees of Rs-50/- in form of IPO to be deposited along with the OA before CAT.

The addressed envelops according to the number of respondents is to be deposited in advance.

It is always better to take the services of CAT lawyers at Delhi or a service matter lawyer Delhi.

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  1. Sir, I am working in an autonomous central govt organisation (grade B post). I am on probation. Before joining this organisation I had applied for various other competitive exams as well(all are grade A posts). Now interview call letters have come from 3-4 organisations and they ask for NOC at the time of interview. But my organisation is not giving me NOC saying that our one post will become vacant. What are my options. I don’t want to lie in my biodata form because it might create problems later on. Also I have not signed any bond with my current organisation.

  2. I am a metro rail employee,Kolkata..the bunching benefit recommend by 7th CPC, has not yet been implemented to our basic..not only mine, all metro staff here are not getting bunching benefit where the other railways already implemented & cleared all arear almost 1 year I am facing a financial crisis right now, I need to take a tight step against it..need your help

  3. Sir, I am a metro railway employee, kolkata..the bunching benefit as per the recommendation of 7 th CPC, has not yet implemented in my other railway e.g. eastern , south eastern the benefit implemented almost 1 year for me a huge amount of arear is also pending in regard of bunching me as I am now in a
    serious financial crisis..

  4. sir i appear in rrb exam and also qualified it but 2 questions in my set decleared wrong by rrb but they are actually write and ask in various exams.due to this mistake of rrb i am now in waiting list. sir can i fil oa against rrb and what is the time limit to file it .

  5. Sir, is it necessary to type all annexures in double space even if it is properly readable.

  6. Sir Iam an aspirant of Staff selection Commission and had appeared for SSC combined graduate level 2016 examination. Where I was rejected for writing wrong ticket number. I had filed a an O.A in which the Court had ordered decision in my favour. Then SSC appealed in HC and SLP in SC where again students won. Now my question is as I filed case only In CAT is there any chance of not being included if the advocate doesnot send the order copy to respondent? Is it necessary to give an order copy to respondent or we have to talk to advocate to do the same? I’m worried as we have won the case and I’m not sure if my advocate has given the order copy to respondent(SSC) or not.
    Please help

  7. Sir, Learned counselor I was appointed on 1 May 1997.Since then. I have not got any promotion, whether regular or not regular. Due to the absence of higher post/ DPC/.And I have not got any promotion on grade pay in promotional hierarchy neither in 6 the or 7 the pay commission. Although the statement of the case had taken up with DOPT. The judgment of the supreme court has come on ACP/MACP.You are requested to refer/ read para 47,48,49, and 53.The case is in the CAT Guwahati.shouldi approach to CAT Guwahati or SLP to the supreme court on the basis of para 53 of the supreme court. The denial of Dopt of the grievances.

  8. I am UPSC engineering services prelims aspirant and not been able to clear prelims examination held on 5th January 2020. I am sure that I was getting marks higher than the required cutoff but due to the secrecy clause of UPSC regarding its recruitment process I am neither able to get a copy of my omr sheet nor I am able to get a reason for my disqualification for ESE mains 2020 exam. can I present a case in front of CAT regarding this, help me out, please

  9. There was a judgment in regards to eligibility given by the Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal of Delhi dated 3/Jan./2018 and 26/April/2018 in case number Case Type – O.A. / Case Number – 2950 / Case Year – 2016 and CP No. 344/2018 in the matter of Rinku Singh vs. DSSSB, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, and Director of Education. The judgment clearly states that the applicant, who possess higher qualification than prescribed in the advertisement could not be said to be ineligible for the post in question. Rinku Singh and I (Sonia) were selected for the same postcode, TGT English Female, and we both possess M.A.-English, i.e., higher qualification than prescribed in the advertisement. DSSSB considered the candidature of Rinku Singh for the TGT English teacher post because she has gone through the court case, but my candidature is rejected already. Please advise how can I directly request to CAT for chime-in into my case with DSSSB

  10. I was working in National Informatics Center since january 2015 as an office Assistant in contractual basis. In the month of July 2019 I availed maternity leave but now they deny me for re- joining and maternity benefits. Please suggest me

  11. Sir, myself sanjay Sub-Inspector in National Investigation Agency ……that I joined NIA on 03/08/2011 on deputation basis as SI , absorption in NIA as SI on 15/02/2015 , NIA promoted me as Inspector on 13/09/2016 & withdrawn my promotion due to not completed 05 years regular service after absorption, now I have completed 05 years regular service , NIA said your promotion may be in next year 2021 ………. please tell me what I do……

  12. Which should be location of Draft Charge in Contempt Petition. Should it be after Index i.e. Page no.2

  13. MA-611of2018 in O.A570 of 2017 was filed for unjust recovery of excess credit of leave after 40 months without show cause notice with the omission of rule 37A & 37 (iii) Later changed the designation after 7th CPC as in EI employee violating section 130 of HOER.

    I have to submit M.A in O.A but it already as above shown the numbers registered with Mumbai CAT. I had appealed to DRM but it is not reversed with original designation as a Intensive worker as SrSE.

    Transfer to another division was with vested interest and in vengeance which caused the deliberate act to assigned the work of CLI but the settlement of retirement was done with original designation and later changed to CLI ZSO retrial benefit is to claimed as time was included in the relief sought with the O.A.

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