Armed Forces Tribunal

News:The Centre has said that it was willing to appoint former Delhi High Court Chief Justice Rajendra Menon as Chairman of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT). Facts: About Armed forces tribunal: Armed Forces Tribunal(AFT) is an Indian military tribunal.It was established as a statutory body in 2009 under the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007. The… Continue reading Armed Forces Tribunal

AFT asks Centre to submit files on Navy chief selection

Armed forces tribunal(AFT) has directed the government to produce before it all records and documents relating to selection of the new Navy Chief. This direction by the AFT came in response to a petition filed by Vice Admiral challenging the government’s decision to ignore him for the Navy chief’s post despite him being the senior… Continue reading AFT asks Centre to submit files on Navy chief selection

Defence Ministry rejects Bimal Verma’s petition challenging appointment of Navy Chief

The Ministry of Defence(MoD) has rejected Vice Admiral Bimal Verma plea against the government’s decision to ignore him for the Navy chief’s post despite him being the senior most officer. Vice Admiral had filed a statutory complaint to the Defence Ministry after the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) had asked him to approach the government with… Continue reading Defence Ministry rejects Bimal Verma’s petition challenging appointment of Navy Chief

Vice-Admiral Verma moves Tribunal

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has once again moved to the Armed Forces Tribunal(AFT) challenging the appointment of his junior Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next Indian Navy chief. Earlier this month,Bimal Verma had moved the AFT challenging karambir Singh appointment.However,he withdrew his petition after the tribunal asked him to first file a statutory complaint… Continue reading Vice-Admiral Verma moves Tribunal

Superseded Navy vice admiral moves court

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has moved Armed Forces Tribunal for challenging  his supersession and appointment of Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next Navy Chief. The Vice admiral in his petition has asked why he was overlooked as the next Navy chief despite being the senior most in terms of the length of service.He stated… Continue reading Superseded Navy vice admiral moves court

Sacking of soldier for taking unauthorised leave not harsh, says Supreme Court

Recently,Supreme Court in one of its judgement has held that dismissal of a soldier for taking unauthorised leave is not a harsh move. This judgement comes in the backdrop of soldier who was dismissed for his unauthorized absence over a period of 302 days. The recent SC judgement sets aside a 2015 decision of the… Continue reading Sacking of soldier for taking unauthorised leave not harsh, says Supreme Court