Shimla, Aug 28 : Himachal Pradesh Government on Wednesday introduced a Bill in the state assembly to transfer the decided and pending cases of State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) before the Himachal Pradesh High court and other court as SAT was scrapped recently.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while introducing the Bill in the state assembly said that after scrapping the SAT, a HP Administrative Tribunal (Transfer of Decided cases and Pending Application ) Ordinance 2019 was promulgated on August 13, 2019 which would be replaced by this legislation. Justifying the decisions of scrapping of SAT, the Chief Minister stated that after establishment of tribunal, three-tier system of justice have come into play as before approaching High court, aggrieved employees had to approach the Tribunal.
'' System was neither in the interest of the employees or not in public interest as the time to decided the dispute was getting longer, moreover such tribunal was not required in the interest of economy of this small state having an excursive high court '' he asserted. Tribunal was established to dispose the cases expeditiously, however pendency was increasing day by day and more than 2,100 cases pending for adjudication before the same.
Since, SAT has ceased to be operation after the government notification, more than 21,000 pending cases would be transferred cases to before the High court and Civil Courts. (UNI)