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Views Invited To Amend Administrative Tribunals Law

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New Delhi, May 2 (UNI) Members of the public were invited today to give their views on a move to amend a 20-year-old law on Administrative Tribunals.

Over the years, some 25 tribunals-- 17 central and eight state-- set up under the Administrative Tribunals Act 1985 have adjudicated government employees' service disputes.

The law is now sought to be amended: -- To introduce ''enabling provisions'' for abolition of an Administrative Tribunal upon a State's request, and regulating services of its employees; -- To delete its power to punish for contempt of itself, since the Administrative Tribunals no longer enjoy the same status as High Courts following a 1997 Supreme Court judgement.

A Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice has invited suggestions on the Administrative Tribunals (Amendment) Bill, 2006 and will also hear oral evidence.

Anyone seeking to submit suggestions may send them to Rajya Sabha Deputy Secretary R B Gupta in Parliament House Annexe.

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