Internship Experience at Central Administrative Tribunal, Hyderabad: Court Visits, Reading Judgements

Full Name of the Organisation

Central Administrative Tribunal, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

About the Organisation

The Central Administrative Tribunal had been established under Article 323 – A of the Constitution for adjudication of disputes and complaints with respect to recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or other authorities under the control of the Government.

There are 17 Benches and 21 Circuit Benches in the Central Administrative Tribunal all over India. The Tribunal is guided by the principles of natural justice in deciding cases and is not bound by the procedure, prescribed by the Civil Procedure Code.

Student Name, College and Year of Study



06th November 2018 to 07th December 2018

Application Process

The application procedure for the internship was very simple.

I directly visited the Tribunal and submitted a letter requesting for an internship opportunity and that was immediately accepted and I started my internship from the very next day.

First Day Formalities Initial Impressions

On the very first day, there was an orientation where I was briefed about the establishment, functioning as well as the procedures involved in approaching the Tribunal for redressal. People there were quite friendly and interactive.

Main Tasks

All I have done there was that I attended the court proceedings (There were 2 courts) and a library was there where I could find all kind of cases related to the central government employees and I used to spend most of the time reading the judgements there.

Good Things

The library was the best thing and attending the court proceedings exposes one to the practical complexities of the legal profession. Apart from this the staff there were very friendly and interactive and the building was good.

Bad Things

All I had to do was attending the court proceedings. Though it sounds good, it was too boring



Accommodation Commute

I am a resident of Hyderabad and yes the working hours of the Tribunal are flexible so for me, accommodation or commutation was not a big issue

Other Info

I learned how to behave in a court and the art of being patient as I had to sit in the courtroom for hours together.

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