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The Assam Rifles Act, 2006

[Act No. 47 of 2006]

[3rd November, 2006.]

Title The Assam Rifles Act, 2006
Sections: Particulars:
Chapter I Preliminary
1. Short title and commencement
2. Definitions
3. Persons subject to this Act
Chapter II Constitution of The Force and Conditions of Service of The Members of The Force
4. Constitution of Force
5. Control, direction, etc
6. Enrolment
7. Liability for service outside India
8. Resignation and withdrawal from the post
9. Tenure of service under the Act
10. Termination of service by Central Government
11. Dismissal, removal or reduction by Director-General and by other officers
12. Certificate of termination of service
13. Restrictions on right to form association, freedom of speech, etc
Chapter III Service Privileges
14. Authorised deduction only to be made from pay
15. Remedy of aggrieved persons other than officers
16. Remedy of aggrieved officers
17. Immunity from attachment
18. Immunity from arrest for debt
19. Immunity of persons attending Assam Rifles Court from arrest
20. Saving of rights and privileges under other laws
Chapter IV Offences
21. Offences in relation to the enemy and punishable with death
22. Offences in relation to the enemy and not punishable with death
23. Offences punishable more severely on active duty than at other times
24. Mutiny
25. Desertion and aiding desertion
26. Absence without leave
27. Striking or threatening superior officers
28. Disobedience to superior officer
29. Insubordination and obstruction
30. Fraudulent enrolment
31. False answers on enrolment
32. Unbecoming conduct
33. Certain forms of disgraceful conduct
34. Ill-treating a subordinate
35. Intoxication
36. Permitting escape of person in custody
37. Irregularity in connection with arrest or confinement
38. Escape from custody
39. Offences in respect of property
40. Extortion and corruption
41. Making away with equipment
42. Injury to property
43. False accusations
44. Falsifying official document and false declarations
45. Signing in blank and failure to report
46. Offences relating to Assam Rifles Court
47. False evidence
48. Unlawful detention of pay
49. Violation of good order and discipline
50. Miscellaneous offences
51. Attempt
52. Abetment of offences that have been committed
53. Abetment of offences punishable with death and not committed
54. Abetment of offences punishable with imprisonment and not committed
55. Civil offences
56. Civil offences not triable by an Assam Rifles Court
Chapter V Punishments
57. Punishment awardable by Assam Rifles Courts
58. Alternative punishments awardable by Assam Rifles Courts
59. Combination of punishments
60. Retention in the Force of a person convicted on active duty
61. Punishments otherwise than by Assam Rifles Courts
62. Minor punishments
63. Limit of punishments under section 62
64. Punishment of officers below the rank of Deputy Commandant, subordinate officers and Warrant Officer by Deputy Inspectors-General and others
65. Punishment of officers below the rank of a Commandant, subordinate officers and Warrant Officer by the Inspectors-General and others
66. Punishment or subordinate officers and Warrant Officer by Commandant, etc
67. Collective fines
Chapter VI Penal Deductions
68. Deductions from pay and allowances of officers
69. Deductions from pay and allowances of persons other than officers
70. Computation of time of absence or custody
71. Pay and allowances during trial
72. Limit of certain deductions
73. Deduction from public money due to a person
74. Pay and allowances of prisoner of war during inquiry into his conduct
75. Remission of deductions
76. Provision for dependants of prisoner of war from remitted deductions
77. Provision for dependants of prisoner of war from his pay and allowances
78. Period during which a person is deemed to be a prisoner of war
Chapter VII Arrest and Proceedings Before Trial
79. Custody of offenders
80. Duty of Commandant in regard to detention
81. Interval between committal and trial
82. Arrest by civil authorities
83. Capture of deserters
84. Inquiry into absence without leave
85. Force Police Officers
Chapter VIII Assam Rifles Courts
86. Kinds of Assam Rifles Courts
87. Power to convene a General Assam Rifles Court
88. Power to convene a Petty Assam Rifles Court
89. Contents of warrants issued under sections 87 and 88
90. Composition of General Assam Rifles Court
91. Composition of a Petty Assam Rifles Court
92. Summary Assam Rifles Court
93. Dissolution of an Assam Rifles Court
94. Power of General Assam Rifles Court
95. Power of a Petty Assam Rifles Court
96. Power of a Summary Assam Rifles Court
97. Prohibition of second trial
98. Period of limitation for trial
99. Trial, etc., of offender who ceases to be subject to this Act
100. Application of this Act during term of sentence
101. Place of trial
102. Choice between criminal court and Assam Rifles Court
103. Power of criminal court to require delivery of offender
Chapter IX Procedure of Assam Rifles Courts
104. Presiding officer
105. Law Officer
106. Challenges
107. Oath of member, Law Officer and witness
108. Voting by members
109. General rule as to evidence
110. Judicial notice
111. Summoning of witness
112. Documents exempted from production
113. Commission for examination of witness
114. Examination of witness on commission
115. Conviction of offences not charged
116. Presumption as to signatures
117. Enrolment paper
118. Presumption as to certain documents
119. Reference by accused to Government officer
120. Evidence of previous convictions and general character
121. Lunacy of accused
122. Subsequent fitness of lunatic accused for trial
123. Transmission to Central Government of orders under section 122
124. Release of lunatic accused
125. Delivery of lunatic accused to relatives
126. Order for custody and disposal of property pending trial
127. Order of disposal of property regarding which offences is committed
128. Powers of Assam Rifles Court in relation to proceedings under this Act
Chapter X Confirmation and Revision
129. Finding and sentence not valid unless confirmed
130. Power to confirm finding and sentence of General Assam Rifles Court
131. Power to confirm finding and sentence of Petty Assam Rifles Court
132. Limitation of powers of confirming authority
133. Power of confirming authority to mitigate, remit or commute sentences
134. Confirming of findings and sentences on board a ship
135. Revision of finding or sentence
136. Finding and sentence of a Summary Assam Rifles Court
137. Transmission of proceedings of Summary Assam Rifles Court
138. Alteration of finding or sentence in certain cases
139. Remedy against order, finding or sentence of Assam Rifles Court
140. Annulment of proceedings
Chapter XI Execution of Sentence, Pardon, Remission, Etc.
141. Form of sentence of death
142. Commencement of sentence of imprisonment
143. Execution of sentence of imprisonment
144. Temporary custody of offender
145. Execution of sentence of imprisonment in special cases
146. Conveyance of prisoner form place to place
147. Communication of certain orders to prison officers
148. Execution of sentence of fine
149. Informality or error in order or warrant
150. Pardon and remission
151. Cancellation of conditional pardon, release on parole or remission
152. Suspension of sentence of imprisonment
153. Orders pending suspension
154. Release on suspension
155. Computation of period of suspension
156. Order after suspension
157. Reconsideration of case after suspension
158. Fresh sentence after suspension
159. Scope of power of suspension
160. Effect of suspension and remission on dismissal
Chapter XII Miscellaneous
161. Disposal of property of the members of the Force
162. Powers and duties conferrable and imposable on members of the Force
163. Protection for acts of members of the Force
164. Power of Central Government to remove difficulties
165. Power to make rules
166. Power to make regulations
167. Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament
168. Repeal and savings

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