About MAT

Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal

In accordance with the provisions of Article 323A of the Constitution of India, Parliament of India, enacted Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985. Central Government issued a Government Gazettee on 22nd April, 1988 for establishment of State Administrative Tribunal for Maharashtra State. Based on the same, Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal was established on 8th July, 1991. The Principal Bench of Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal is in Mumbai and its Benches are at Nagpur and Aurangabad.

The main objective of establishment of this Tribunal is to provide a speedy and efficacious remedy to all the employees of the Government of Maharashtra, nearly numbering around five Lakhs.

As per Section 15 of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985, this Tribunal has all the powers of High Court, with regard to all service matters of Government servants of the State of Maharashtra. This Tribunal has been vested with the power to take contempt action as per the provisions of Contempt of Court Act, 1971, as exercisable by High Court, as per Section 17 of the Act.