Dress Code for Judges of CAT
No controversy over attire of Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) Judges/Members has been brought to the notice of Government.
Rule 32 of the Central Administrative Tribunal (Procedure) Rules,1987 provides as follows:
The dress for the Members of the Tribunal (including Chairman and Vice-Chairman) and Members of the staff of the Tribunal shall be such as the Chairman may specify.
The Hon’ble Chairman, vide order No. 10/1/1991 dated December 18, 1991, in exercise of the powers conferred by above Rule 32 of the Central Administrative Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1987 had prescribed the following dress code for the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Members
(i) If a male: Judges gown, close collared or open collared coat in black colour, white shirt with collar bands, white black striped trousers.
(ii) If a female: Judges gown black coat over white saree or any other long dress (upto the ankle) with white collar bands.
Rule 33 of the Central Administrative Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 1987 prescribes that a legal practitioner or, as the case may be, a Presenting Officer shall appear before the Tribunal in his professional dress, if any, and if there is no such dress,
(i) If a male, in a closed, collared coat and trousers or in a lounge suit;
(ii) If a female, in a saree or any other customary dress of a sober colour.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Majeed Memon in the Rajya Sabha today
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