1. Administrative Tribunal Not An ‘Alternative’, But The’Only’ Forum For Service Matters : Delhi HC
In a recent decision, the single bench of the Delhi High Court held that, in service matters the High Court lacks original jurisdiction under Article 226 of the Constitution.
The bench of Justice Jyothi Singh, by placing reliance on the landmark apex court decision in L.Chandra Kumar v. Union of India (1997) 3 SCC 261 observed that , “It is clear that after the authoritative pronouncement of the Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, this Court cannot entertain the present petition and remedy of the Petitioner lies only before the Central Administrative Tribunal. The principles laid down in L. Chandra Kumar (supra) are binding on this Court in view of Article 141 of the Constitution of India”