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Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007

Sections Particulars
Chapter I Preliminary
1 Short title and commencement
2 Applicability of the Act
3 Definitions
Chapter II Establishment of Tribunal and Benches Thereof
4 Establishment of Armed Forces Tribunal
5 Composition of Tribunal and Benches thereof
6 Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and other Members
7 Appointment of Chairperson and other Members
8 Term of office
9 Resignation and removal
10 Salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and other Members
11 Prohibitions as to holding of offices, etc., by Chairperson or Member on ceasing to be such Chairperson or Member
12 Financial and administrative powers of Chairperson
13 Staff of the Tribunal
Chapter III Jurisdiction, Powers and Authority of the Tribunal
14 Jurisdiction, powers and authority in service matters
15 Jurisdiction powers and authority in matters of appeal against court martial
16 Retrial
17 Powers of the Tribunal on appeal under section 15
18 Cost
19 Power to punish for contempt
20 Distribution of business among the Benches
Chapter IV Procedure
21 Application not to be admitted unless other remedies exhausted
22 Limitation
23 Procedure and powers of the Tribunal
24 Term of sentence and its effect on appeal
25 Right of applicant or of appellant to take assistance of a legal practitioner and of Government, etc., to appoint counsel
26 Condition as to making of interim order
27 Power of Chairperson to transfer cases from one Bench to another
28 Decision to be by majority
29 Execution of order of Tribunal
Chapter V Appeal
30 Appeal to Supreme Court
31 Leave to appeal
32 Condonation
Chapter VI Miscellaneous
33 Exclusion of jurisdiction of civil courts
34 Transfer of pending cases
35 Provision for filing of certain appeals
36 Proceedings before Tribunal to be judicial proceedings
37 Members and staff of Tribunal to be public servants
38 Protection of action taken in good faith
39 Act to have overriding effect
40 Power to remove difficulties
41 Power of Central Government to make rules
42 Power to make rules retrospectively
43 Laying of rules

An Act to provide for the adjudication or trial by Armed Forces Tribunal of disputes and complaints with respect to commission, appointments, enrolment and conditions of service in respect of persons subject to the Army Act, 1950, the Navy Act, 1957 and the Air Force Act 1950 and also to provide for appeals arising out of orders, findings or sentences of court martial held under the said Acts and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

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