Functions of an Administrative Tribunal
The 42nd Amendment Act of 1976 incorporated tribunals into the Indian Constitution. It included Articles 323 A and 323 B, which established tribunals to handle administrative and other issues. Article 323 A deals with Administrative Tribunals, whereas Article 323-B deals with tribunals for other matters. Administrative tribunals adjudicate disputes, determine rights between contesting parties, and perform other functions.
Characteristics of the Administrative Tribunals
The following are the characteristics of Administrative Tribunals:
- It is vested in the judicial power of the State and thereby performs quasi-judicial functions as distinguished from pure administrative functions.
- It follows the principles of natural justice and is bound to act judicially.
- It acts openly, fairly, and impartially.
- It is not bound by the strict rules of procedure and evidence prescribed by the civil procedure court.