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Armed Forces Tribunal upholds selection of Navy chief

The complainant, Vice-Admiral Bimal Verma, had stated that as the seniormost officer he should have been appointed Navy chief and claimed that “extraneous considerations” had led to Admiral Singh’s appointment.

Maj Gen gets relief from SC, review board asked to decide on his promotion within three weeks

The Principal Bench of the AFT had ordered in November 2018 that Maj Gen V K Singh will continue to remain in service beyond his date of retirement on November 30, 2018, till its orders are complied with.


Ministry of Defence sits on Armed Forces Tribunal orders, bench says officer to continue in service after retirement

In its earlier orders in October in the same case, the bench had come down harshly on the Army’s new promotion policy for Generals finding portions of it to be “not only arbitrary and discriminatory but also violative of the principles of natural justice”

Armed Forces Tribunal stays promotion board of Army's JAG branch for rank of Brigadier

The interim order has come on the petition of a Colonel who had sent a legal notice to the Defence Secretary in July 2017 over the withdrawal of free rations for army personnel.

Armed Forces Tribunal asks former Kargil commander to give affidavit on how he obtained certain papers

The bench also dismissed an application of Brig Surinder Singh which had pointed out that former Army Chief General VP Malik (retd) had certain documents in his possession after retirement which were confidential in nature and which he could not possess legally.

AFT allows petition seeking NFU for defence officers at par with Group 'A' services

The petitioner had contended that the morale of officers of the armed forces has been lowered by the government by non-grant of the NFU and thus lowering the established status of the armed forces officers since independence.


Chandigarh: AFT imposes cost of Rs 50 lakhs on Def Secy, COAS, Mil secy

Dismisses petition of Lt General who had earlier been reverted to Brigadier

With AFT decisions not being implemented, defence personnel forced to file contempt petitions

Data accessed by The Indian Express shows, that in cases pertaining to Army, out of a total of 10,645 cases pending in various benches of AFT as on July 1, 2015, as many as 4790 were execution applications.

Armed Forces Tribunal sets aside dismissal of 8 Armymen for ‘cowardice’

All eight Army personnel, between the ranks of Sepoy and Subedar, were serving in 610 EME Battalion in Akhnoor when their unit came under a Fidayeen attack on July 22, 2003.

IAF crash: Enhanced pension for father of victim

Ombir Singh lost his son, Leading Aircraftsman Sandeep Kumar, in an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crash in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh in 2010.