CAT jurisdiction

By Team Legal Helpline India, December 23, 2017

CAT JURISDICTION AS DETERMINED IN CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL ACT, 1986 -APPENDIX VI AS PER Rule 154 (b).

DEPARTMENT-WISE LIST SHOWING CAT JURISDICTION

(A) ALL INDIA SERVICES UNDER CAT JURISDICTION:

  1. Indian Administrative Service
  2. Indian Police Service
  3. Indian Forest Service
  4. Indian Foreign Service

(B) CAT JURISDICTION OF ALL OTHER SERVICES REGULATED BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE RULES:

  1. M/o Agriculture
  2. M/o Chemicals & Fertilisers
  3. M/o Civil Aviation and Tourism
  4. M/o Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution
  5. M/o Coal
  6. M/o Commerce
  7. M/o Communications
  8. M/o Defence
  9. M/o Environment and Forests
  10. M/o External Affairs
  11. M/o Finance
  12. M/o Food
  13. M/o Food Processing Industries
  14. M/o Health and Family Welfare
  15. M/o Home Affairs
  16. M/o Human Resource Development
  17. M/o Industry
  18. M/o Information and Broadcasting
  19. M/o Labour
  20. M/o Law and Justice and Company Affairs
  21. M/o Mines
  22. M/o Non-Conventional Energy
  23. M/o Parliamentary Affairs
  24. M/o Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
  25. M/o Petroleum and Natural Gas
  26. M/o Planning and Programme Implementation
  27. M/o Power
  28. M/o Railways
  29. M/o Rural Development
  30. M/o Science and Technology
  31. M/o Steel
  32. M/o Surface Transport
  33. M/o Textiles
  34. M/o Urban Development
  35. M/o Water Resources
  36. M/o Welfare
  37. D/o Atomic Energy
  38. D/o Electronics
  39. D/o Ocean Development
  40. D/o Space
  41. Cabinet Secretariat
  42. President’s Secretariat
  43. Prime Minister’s Office
  44. Planning Commission
  45. Government of India Press
  46. Staff Selection Commission

(C) OTHER SERVICES COVERED BY CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES RULES, C.& A.G., PUBLIC SECTOR, AUTONOMOUS BODIES UNDER CAT JURISDICTION:

  1. Comptroller and Auditor General of India
  2. Controller General of Accounts
  3. Chief Election Commissioner
  4. Planning Commission
  5. Union Public Service Commission
  6. U.T. of Andaman & Nicobar Island
  7. U.T. of Chandigarh
  8. U.T. of Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  9. U.T. of Daman & Diu
  10. U.T. of Delhi
  11. U.T. of Lakshadweep
  12. U.T. of Pondicherry
  13. Central Board of Trustees/Central Provident & Fund Commissioner
  14. Employees’ State Insurance Corporation
  15. Central Board of Workers Education
  16. National Labour Institute
  17. National Council of Safety in Mines, Dhanbad
  18. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  19. Central Social Welfare Board
  20. Indian Council of Agricultural Research

(D) LIST OF CORPORATIONS/ SOCIETIES/OTHER AUTHORITIES WITHIN CAT JURISDICTION:

  1. Central Board of Trustees Constituted under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952
  2. Employees’ State Insurance Corporation
  3. Central Board for Workers’ Education
  4. National Labour Institute
  5. National Council of Safety in Mines, Dhanbad
  6. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
  7. Central Social Welfare Board
  8. Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  9. Sports Authority of India
  10. National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi.
  11. Institute of Hotel Management Catering and Nutrition Library Avenue, Pusa, New Delhi.
  12. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai.
  13. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Chennai.
  14. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Kolkata.
  15. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Goa.
  16. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Bangalore.
  17. Institute of Hotel Management Catering and Nutrition, Lucknow.
  18. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Hyderabad.
  19. Institute of Hotel Management Catering and Nutrition, Ahmedabad.
  20. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Bhubaneswar.
  21. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Jaipur.
  22. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Bhopal.
  23. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Srinagar.
  24. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Guwahati.
  25. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Gwalior.
  26. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Thiruvananthapuram.
  27. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Chandigarh.
  28. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Gurdaspur.
  29. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Shimla.
  30. Institute of Hotel Management Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Patna.
  31. National Power Training Institute, Faridabad (Haryana).
  32. Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi
  33. Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.
  34. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, New Delhi
  35. Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti, New Delhi
  36. Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi
  37. Film and Television Institution of India, Law College Road, Pune.
  38. Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata.
  39. National Council of Educational Research and Training, M/o Human Resource Development
  40. University Grants Commission, M/o Human Resource Development
  41. Central Tibetan Schools Administration and Central School for Tibetans, M/o Human Resource Development.
  42. Indian Institute of Astrophysics, D/o Science and Technology
  43. Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, M/o Environment and Forests
  44. Indian Institute of Forest Management, M/o Environment and Forests
  45. Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute, M/o Environment and Forests
  46. National Institute of Biologicals, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  47. Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology, M/o Rural Development
  48. National Institute of Rural Development
  49. National Rural Roads Development Agency, M/o Rural Development
  50. National Highway Authority of India, M/o Shipping, Road Transport and National High Ways
  51. International Institute for Population Sciences, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  52. Dental Council of India, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  53. Lala Ram Sarup Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New3 Delhi M/o Health and Family Welfare
  54. Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  55. Hindustan Latex Ltd, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  56. Consultancy Development Centre, M/o Science and Industrial Technology
  57. Delhi Development Authority, M/o Urban Development
  58. National Horticulture Board, M/o Agriculture
  59. National Cooperative Development Corporation, M/o Agriculture
  60. Small Farmers Agriculture Business Consortium, M/o Agriculture
  61. National Institute for Agricultural Extension and Management, M/o Agriculture
  62. Coconut Development Board, M/o Agriculture
  63. Income Tax Appellate Tribunals, M/o Law and Justice
  64. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, M/o Communications and Information Technology
  65. National Institute of Health and Family Welfare
  66. All India Institute of Speech and Hearing
  67. Pasteur Institutes of India, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  68. North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Shillong
  69. Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology, M/o Chemicals and Fertilizers
  70. North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corp.Ltd.(NEHHDC), M/o Development of North Eastern Region.
  71. North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corp. Ltd. (NERAMAC), M/o Development of North Eastern Region.
  72. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority(PERDA), M/o Finance, D/o Economic Affairs.
  1. National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), M/o Finance, D/o Revenue
  2. Indo German Tool Rooms, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  3. Central Tool Room, Ludhiana, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  4. Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Bhubaneswar, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  5. Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Kolkata, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  6. Tool Room and Training Centre, Guwahati, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  7. Indo Danish Tool Room, Jamshedpur, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  8. Central Institute of Hand Tools, Jalandhar, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  9. Process-cum-Product Development Centres, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  10. Electronics Service and Training Centre, Ramnagar, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  11. Institute for Design of Electrical Measuring Instruments, Mumbai, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  12. Central Institute of Tool Design, Hyderabad, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  13. Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre, Kannauj, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  14. Central Footwear Training Institutes, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  15. Centre for the improvement of Glass Industry, Firozabad, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  16. The National Small Industries Corporation Ltd., M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  17. National Institute for Entrepreneurship and small Business Development, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise.
  18. National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.
  19. Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, M/o Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises
  20. Indian Council of World Affairs, M/o External Affairs
  21. Central Agricultural University, Imphal, M/o Agriculture, D/o Agricultural Research and Education.
  22. National Institute of Hydrology, M/o Water Resources
  23. National Water Development Agency, M/o Water Resources
  24. Narmada Control Authority, M/o Water Resources
  25. Brahamaputra Board, M/o Water Resources
  26. National Remote Sensing Agency, Deptt. of Space
  27. North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC), Deptt. of Space
  28. Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Deptt. of Space
  29. National Atomospheric Research Laboratory (NAR), Deptt. of Space
  30. Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL), Deptt. of Space
  31. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IISST)
  32. Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  33. Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  34. Central Council for Research in Yoga and Naturopathy, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  35. Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  36. Central Council of Indian Medicine, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  37. Central Council of Homeopathy, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  38. Rashtriya Ayurved Vidyapeeth, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  39. Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga, New Delhi, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  40. National Institute of Naturopathy, Pune, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  41. National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  42. National Institute of Unani Medicine, Bangalore, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  43. National Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  44. National Institute of Siddha, Chennai, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  45. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udaan Academy, Rae Bareli, M/o Civil Aviation
  46. National Institute of Fashion Technology, M/o Textiles
  47. Central Wool Development Board, M/o Textiles
  48. National Centre for Jute Diversification (NCJD), M/o Textiles
  49. Central Silk Board, M/o Textiles
  50. Office of Commissioner of Payments, New Delhi, M/o Textiles
  51. Textiles Committee, M/o Textiles
  52. Jute Manufacturers Development Council, M/o Textiles
  53. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, M/o Commerce and Industry
  54. National Council for Cement and Building Materials, Ballabhgarh.
  55. Indian Rubber Manufacturers Research Association, Thane, M/o Commerce and Industry
  56. Central Pulp and Paper Research Institute, Saharanpur, M/o Commerce and Industry
  57. National Productivity Council, New Delhi, M/o Commerce and Industry
  58. Quality Council of India, M/o Commerce and Industry
  59. National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, M/o Women and Child and Development
  60. Central Adoption Resource Authority, M/o Women and Child and Development
  61. Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), M/o External Affairs
  62. Indian Institute of Mass Communication, M/o Information and Broadcasting
  63. Press Council of India, M/o Information and Broadcasting
  64. Children’s Film Society of India, M/o Information and Broadcasting
  65. National Institute of Financial Management, M/o Information and Broadcasting
  66. National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research, M/o Earth Sciences
  67. National Institute of Ocean Technology, M/o Earth Sciences
  68. National Institute of Tropical Meteorology, M/o Earth Sciences
  69. Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services, M/o Earth Sciences
  70. The National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development Board, M/o Agriculture, Deptt. of Agricultural and Cooperation
  71. Delhi Urban Art Commission, M/o Urban Development
  72. National Institute of Urban Affairs, M/o Urban Development
  73. National Capital Region Planning Board, M/o Urban Development
  74. Rajghat Samadhi Committee, M/o Urban Development
  75. National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  76. Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  77. Institute of Pesticides Formulation Technology, M/o Chemicals and Fertilizers
  78. National Minorities Development and Finance Corp., New Delhi, M/o Minorities Affairs
  79. Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKSO), M/o Youth Affairs and Sports
  80. Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, M/o Youth Affairs and Sports
  81. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited, M/o Communications and Information Technology
  82. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, M/o Communications and Information Technology
  83. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  84. Tungabhadra Steel Products Ltd., M/o Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
  85. Sponge Iron India Limited, M/o Steel
  86. Housing and Urban Development Corporation, M/o Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
  87. Hindustan Prefab Ltd., M/o Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
  88. Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, M/o Youth Affairs and Sports
  89. National Power Training Institute, M/o Power
  90. Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited, M/o Chemicals and Fertilizers
  91. National Building Construction Corporation, M/o Urban Development
  92. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Govt. of NCTD
  93. Indian Tourism Development Corporation and its subsidiaries, M/o Tourism
  94. Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd., M/o Railways
  95. Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation Ltd., M/o Railways
  96. Kudremukh Iron Ore Company, M/o Steel
  97. Bharat Heavy Plates and Vesels Limited, Deptt. of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises
  98. Bharat Pumps and Compressors Limited, Deptt. of Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises
  99. Minerals Explorations Corporation Ltd., M/o Mines
  100. Hindustan Copper Limited, M/o Mines
  101. National Aluminium Company Limited, M/o Mines
  102. Jawaharlal Aluminium Research Development and design centre, M/o Mines
  103. National Institute of Rock Mechanics, M/o Mines
  104. National Institute of Miners Health, M/o Mines
  105. Rail India Technical and Economic Services Limited (RITES), M/o Railways
  106. Municipal Corporation of Delhi, Govt. of NCTD
  107. New Delhi Municipal Council, Govt. of NCTD
  108. Delhi Jal Board, Govt. of NCTD
  109. Delhi Wakf Board, Govt. of NCTD
  110. Delhi Transport Corporation, Govt. of NCTD
  111. Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited, Govt. of NCTD
  112. Delhi Cooprative Housing Finance Corporation, Govt. of NCTD
  113. Prasar Bharati, M/o Information and Broadcasting
  114. Central Board of Secondary Education, M/o Human Resources Development
  115. All India Board of Secondary Education, M/o Human Resource Development
  116. All India Council of Technical Education, M/o Human Resource Development
  117. National Board of Examination (NBE), M/o Health and Family Welfare
  118. Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) M/o Health and Family Welfare
  119. Medical Council of India, M/o Health and Family Welfare
  120. National Human Rights Commission, Autonomous statutory organization under the Ministry of Home Affairs
  121. Software Technology Parks of India (STPI), Scientific Society under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
  122. Centre for Materials for Electronics Technology (C-MET), Scientific Society under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
  123. Department of Electronics Accredited Computer Courses Society (DOEACC), Autonomous Scientific Society, under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
  124. Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), Registered Society under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
  125. Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research (SAMEER), Autonomous Scientific Society under the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
  126. National Council of Science Museums (NCSM), Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Culture
  127. Lalit Kala Akademi, Autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture
  128. Salar Jung Museum, Statutory Body under the Museum Act, under the Ministry of Culture
  129. Steel Authority of India (SAIL), Company registered under Companies Act, 1956 under the Ministry of Steel
  130. State Council of Educational Research & Training, Autonomous Organisation under the Govt. of National Capital Territory, Delhi
  131. Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) Puducherry, Autonomous Body/organisation under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  132. India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), Registered under the Companies Act, 1956 (1 of 1956).
  133. Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers Rights Authority, Autonomous body under the Ministry of Agriculture (Department of Agriculture and Cooperation).
  134. National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC), M/o Water Resources.
  135. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  136. Khadi & Village Industries Commission (KVIC) Ministry of Personal Public Grievances and Pensions, (Department of Personal & Training’s)
  137. All India Institute of Medical Science, Bhopal Autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  138. All India Institute of Medical Science, Bhubaneswar Autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  139. All India Institute of Medical Science, Jodhpur Autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  140. All India Institute of Medical Science, Patna Autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  141. All India Institute of Medical Science, Raipur Autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
  142. All India Institute of Medical Science, Rishikesh Autonomous body under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.


Jurisdiction of the CAT Benches

  1. Principal Bench (New Delhi) National Capital Territory of Delhi.
  2. Ahmedabad Bench State of Gujarat
  3. Allahabad Bench (i) State of Uttar Pradesh excluding the Districts mentioned against Serial Number 4 under the Jurisdiction of Lucknow Bench
    (ii) State of Uttaranchal
  4. Lucknow Bench Districts of Lucknow, Hardoi, Kheri, Rai Bareli, Sitapur, Unnao, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Baharaich, Shravasti, Barabanki, Gonda, Balrampur,
    Pratapgarh, Sultanpur in the State of Uttar Pradesh.
  5. Bangalore Bench State of Karnataka.
  6. Calcutta Bench (i) State of Sikkim
    (ii) State of West Bengal
    (iii) Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
  7. Chandigarh Bench (i) State of Jammu and Kashmir
    (ii) State of Haryana
    (iii) State of Himachal Pradesh
    (iv) State of Punjab
    (v) Union Territory of Chandigarh.
  8. Cuttack Bench State of Orissa.
  9. Ernakulam Bench (i) State of Kerala
    (ii) Union Territory of Lakshadweep.
  10. Guwahati Bench (i) State of Assam
    (ii) State of Manipur
    (iii) State of Meghalaya
    (iv) State of Nagaland
    (v) State of Tripura
    (vi) State of Arunachal Pradesh
    (vii) State of Mizoram.
  11. Hyderabad Bench State of Andhra Pradesh.
  12. Jabalpur Bench (i) State of Madhya Pradesh.
    (ii) State of Chhattisgarh.
  13. Jodhpur Bench State of Rajasthan excluding the Districts mentioned against Serial Number 14 under the jurisdiction of Jaipur Bench
  14. Jaipur Bench Districts of Ajmer, Alwar, Baran, Bharatpur, Bundi, Dausa, Dholpur, Jaipur, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Kota, Sawar Madhopur, Sikar, Tonk and Karauli in the
    State of Rajasthan .
  15. Chennai Bench (i) State of Tamil Nadu
    (ii) Union Territory of Pondicherry.
  16. Mumbai Bench (i) State of Maharashtra
    (ii) State of Goa
    (iii) Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli
    (iv) Union Territory of Daman and Diu.
  17. Patna Bench State of Bihar.

The jurisdiction of CAT is determined as per the above list which contains all types of services either All India Services or services under the control of central government. For determining CAT jurisdiction, the above list is comprehensive and there is no confusion on the same. The applicant must check the aforesaid list of CAT jurisdiction before filing OA in CAT.

In all other services not listed above, the jurisdiction of CAT has not been created hence all service matters related to the said offices shall go either to High Court or civil courts depending upon the nature of the case.

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