The Administrative Tribunal established by Decree no.4627 dated 1.7.1918 and reconstituted under the Goa, Daman and Diu Tribunal Act, 1965, has very important role to play in the field of Judicial services having Jurisdiction for whole state of Goa.
The Administrative Tribunal has been vested with Original/Appellate and Revisional Jurisdiction under the different old and new local Acts and Rules, such as Reforma Administrative Ultramarine, Devasthan Regulation (Regulamento das Mazanies ) code of Communidades (Legislative Diploma No. 2070 dated 15.4.1961), Municipalities Act, Sales Tax Act, Rent Control Act, Mundkar Act etc.etc. (see Annexure)
The Administrative Tribunal functions and discharges the duties entrusted to it by or under these Act and Rules or any other Law for the time being in force. Till 1995, the Administrative Tribunal was constituted of Chairman and members. In 1996 , the Tribunal was reconstituted with a President alone to ensure speedy disposal of cases. Further, by virtue of “The Goa Administrative Tribunal (Amendment) Act, 2001” , it has been provided that the Administrative Tribunal shall consist of a President and Additional President, Class “A” officers, both of whom shall be appointed by the State Government after prior consultation with the High Court exercising Jurisdiction over the State of Goa. Both the President and Addl.President shall have co-extensive powers and concurrent jurisdiction to deal with the cases filed before the Tribunal. The President of the Administrative Tribunal is also functioning as President of the Cooperative Tribunal and Presiding Officer of Municipalities Appellate Tribunal and College Tribunal the Tribunal shall in exercising its original, appellate or revisional jurisdiction in any application, petition, appeal or other proceedings filed before it, have all the powers which are vested in a Civil Court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Central Act 5 of 1908).