Project Director, Tejgaon, Dhaka and another Vs. Ratan Kumar Das and others

Case No: Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal No. 2070 of 2008

Judge: Md. Ruhul Amin ,

Court: Appellate Division ,,

Advocate: Mrs. Sufia Khatun,Md. Bashir Uddin Zindigir,,

Citation: 14 MLR (AD) (2009)157

Case Year: 2009

Appellant: Project Director, Tejgaon, Dhaka and another

Respondent: Ratan Kumar Das and others

Subject: Administrative Law,

Delivery Date: 2009-4-27

Project Director, Tejgaon, Dhaka and another

Vs.

Ratan Kumar Das and others, 2009,

 14 MLR (AD) (2009)157

 
Supreme Court
Appellate Court
(Civil)
 
Present:
MM Ruhul Amin CJ
Md. Tafazzul Islam J
Md. Abdul Matin J
Md. Abdul Aziz J
 
Project Director (at present In-Charge of Director), Tejgaon, Dhaka and another………………… Petitioners

Vs.

Ratan Kumar Das and others.........................Respondents
 
Judgment
April 27, 2009.

Administrative Tribunals Act, 1980—
Section 4 and 6

Administrative tribunals though have all the trappings of a court but they are not court proper and as such have not been vested with all the powers of court under the Code of Civil Procedure. Since no power to grant interim relief is conferred either under section 4 or 6, the Administrative Tribunal or the Administrative Appellate Tribunal  can not grant interim relief.
 
Case Referred To-
Kamml Hasan Vs. Bangladesh and others, 49 DLR (AD) (1997) 44.

Lawyers Involved:
Mrs. Sufia Khatun, Advocate-on-record- For the Petitioners.   
Md. Bashir Uddin Zindigir, Advocate (Appearing with the leave of the Court) instructed by Muhammad Nawab Ali, Advocate-on-Record- For the Respondent No. 1.                   
Not represented- For the Respondent Nos. 2-4.   

Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal No. 2070 of 2008.
(From the judgment and order dated 27tn August, 2008 passed by the Administrative   Appellate Tribunal in Miscellaneous Appeal No.2 of 2008)
 
Judgment:
               MM Ruhul Amin CJ.- This petition for leave to appeal is directed against the judgment and order dated 27th August, 2008 passed by the Administrative Appellate Tribunal in Miscellaneous Appeal No. 2 of 2008 rejecting the prayer for stay of further proceedings of the Execution Case No. 2 of 2007 now pending before the Administrative Tribunal No.1, Dhaka till disposal of the Miscellaneous Appeal No. 2 of 2008.

2. The Administrative Appellate Tribunal on consideration of the materials on record rejected the prayer holding that there is no provision either in the enactment or Rule of the Administrative Tribunal Act, 1980 for stay of any proceedings of the inferior tribunal.

3. We have heard Mrs. Sufia Khatun, the learned Advocate-on-Record for the petitioners and Mr. Md. Bashir Uddin Zindigir, the learned Advocate (appearing with the leave of the Court) for the respondent No.1 and perused the impugned judgment and order of the Administrative Appellate Tribunal and the materials on record.

4. This Division in a number of cases held that the Administrative Tribunal is not a Court proper although it has all the trappings of the Court and as such cannot exercise all the judicial powers of the Court provided under the Code of Civil Procedure. In the case of Kamrul Hasan Vs. Bangladesh and others reported in 49 DLR (AD)(1997) 44 this Division held that sections 4 and 6 of the Administrative Tribunals Act do not provide jurisdiction to the Administrative Tribunal or the Appellate Tribunal to grant any interim relief in respect of a is pending before it for final adjudication.

5. In the facts and circumstances of the case, we are of the view that the Administrative Appellate Tribunal on proper consideration of the materials on record arrived at a correct decision.

6. The petition is dismissed.
Ed.