Bhubaneswar: The Central Government has abolished the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT), which was operating to redress various grievances of State Government employees in Odisha since 1986.
By means of a gazette notification issued in this regard the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions yesterday quashed its earlier notification issued on July 4, 1986.
The DoPT notification reads, “On request from the Government of Odisha, the Central Government had established the Odisha Administrative Tribunal with effect from the 14th July, 1986. A notification had been issued in this regard on 4th July, 1986. Now, after obtaining the concurrence of the High Court of Orissa, the Odisha Govt has made a request for abolition of the said Odisha Administrative Tribunal and thus the Central Government hereby rescinds the earlier notification.”
The abolition of SAT was made under Section- 4 (2) of Administrative Tribunal Act 1985 and Section-21 of General Clauses Act.
Notably, the State Cabinet had approved to abolish SAT on September 9, 2015 after its failure to serve the very objective of delivering quick justice to employees.