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Chapter V


53. Punishments awardable by Coast Guard Courts.-

(1) Punishments may be inflicted in respect of offences committed by persons subject to this Act and convicted by Coast Guard Courts according to the scale following, that is to say,-

(a) death;

(b) imprisonment which may be for the term of life or any other lesser term;

(c) dismissal from the Coast Guard;

(d) detention in Coast Guard custody for a period not exceeding two years;

(e) reduction to the ranks or to a lower rank in the case of sailors;

(f) forfeiture of seniority of rank, forfeiture of all or any part of the service for the purpose of promotion;

(g) forfeiture of service for the purpose of increased pay, pension or any other prescribed purpose;

(h) fine, in respect of civil offences;

(i) mulcts of pay and allowances;

(j) severe reprimand or reprimand except in the case of persons below the rank of an Uttam Navik or Uttam Yantrik.

(2) Each of the punishments specified in sub-section (1) shall be deemed to be inferior in degree to every punishment preceding it in the above scale.

Coast Guard Act, 1978 Back

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