66. Punishment of subordinate officers and Warrant Officer by Commandant, etc.
ACommandant or such other officer as is, with the consent of the Central Government, specified by theDirector-General may, in the prescribed manner, proceed against any subordinate officer or a Warrant Officer who is charged with an offence under this Act and award one or more of the following punishments, that is to say,
(a) severe reprimand or reprimand;
(b) stoppage of pay and allowances until any proved loss or damage occasioned by the offence of which he is convicted is made good:
Provided that the punishment mentioned under clause (a) shall only be awarded by an officer not below the rank of Commandant authorised by the Director-General to award such punishment.