The Indian Association of Lawyers (IAL) has said that the State and the Union governments should tread with utmost caution while dealing with two petitions that have been filed in the High Court asking for winding up the Kerala Administrative Tribunal.

The attempt to do away with the tribunal should not be allowed at any cost, IAL State vice-president Vazhuthacaud R. Narendran Nair said in a statement here. He said the State and the Centre should appoint separate lawyers while responding to the petitions. The tribunal’s Division Bench here was doing commendable work by settling several service cases of government employees pending in High Court. The burden on the High Court too had come down, enabling it to settle other cases swiftly.