Tag: Armed Forces Tribunal

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  • Confusing MoD actions impact military morale

    Confusing MoD actions impact military morale

    It is surprising that medical resources of the armed forces can be compelled to absorb millions registered under this scheme but cannot provide services to those who wore the uniform and gave the best years of their life to the service of the nation. An irony of this nature can only flow from an unconcerned MoD.

    December 4, 2018
  • Government must give forces the respect due to them

    Government must give forces the respect due to them

    Diwali is around the corner and with it the nation would hear of the Prime Minister and Defence minister visiting army units and celebrating the occasion with them. They would address troops, join them for tea and announce that they are doing their share for procurement of weapons and their welfare. A part of the …

    October 30, 2018
  • Politicising the surgical strikes

    Politicising the surgical strikes

    The government has announced a three-day mega event spread across the country to celebrate the second anniversary of the surgical strikes launched by the army’s special forces in September 2016. The show-piece event in Delhi will include an exhibition on the lawns of India Gate with a video and selfie wall. It would be inaugurated …

    September 25, 2018
  • Tinkering with tribunals will make them useless

    Tinkering with tribunals will make them useless

    The Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) was established as a military tribunal under the Armed Forces Tribunal Act in 2007. This was based on the Law Commission’s 169th report of 1999, which stated that disciplinary and service matters of military personnel required quick resolution and proposed a special tribunal for para-military and armed forces. The act …

    May 22, 2018
  • How many more raps before MoD wakes up?

    How many more raps before MoD wakes up?

    Twice in the last fortnight, the Supreme Court has rapped the Ministry of Defence (MoD) on the knuckles and fined it for appealing against cases pertaining to grant of disability pension to veterans. The MoD was appealing against decisions of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT). In its judgment, the Supreme Court remarked that the government …

    May 1, 2018
  • Harassing soldiers

    Harassing soldiers

    It is nothing short of a disgrace that the Supreme Court should impose a fine of Rs 100,000 on the Ministry of Defence for indulging in needless litigation ~ that too in a bid to deny a disabled soldier of Hoshiarpur the “compensation (not that money alleviates suffering) awarded to him by the Chandigarh bench …

    April 21, 2018
  • Defence ministry needs an image overhaul

    Defence ministry needs an image overhaul

    Over the years and for many reasons, the defence ministry (MoD) has been viewed as a stumbling block in national security, rather than being the prime mover. It has been viewed as being antagonistic to the armed forces, rather than a supporter. Amongst all the ministries of the government, it has faced the most flak …

    December 5, 2017
  • Uniformly unjust

    Uniformly unjust

    The seemingly harsh and indifferent treatment of the lower rungs of the military and paramilitary is the stuff of which many a contemporary headline are made, but there are “shockers” concerning the officer cadres too. A recent order of the Armed Forces Tribunal, Chandigarh, should cause the Service headquarters to take a comprehensive review of …

    February 11, 2017
  • Fauji (in)justice

    Fauji (in)justice

    Without getting into reasons for the judiciary-government stand-off over delays in filling vacancies in judicial appointments, what is generally overlooked is that a key element of the system by which justice is administered in the military now stands compromised. Of the 17 benches of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT)  which is more than an appellate …

    September 12, 2016
  • Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday

     An abode of inspiration Voices-it has given me a home where ideas run wild and there is always room for positive criticisms. It has made me a better writer, an open thinker and it has made me appreciate hard work. I can’t remember feeling as happy as I do, as fulfilled as I do after …

    September 1, 2016
  • Modi pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

    Modi pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on birth anniversary

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to former premier Rajiv Gandhi on his 72nd birth anniversary. "Remembering former PM Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birth anniversary," Modi tweeted. Rajiv Gandhi, born on August 20, 1944, served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989.  He took office after the assassination …

    August 20, 2016
  • Rower Dattu finishes fourth in men”s sculls quarter-finals

    Rower Dattu finishes fourth in men”s sculls quarter-finals

    Rower Dattu finishes fourth in men''s sculls quarter-finals

    August 9, 2016