Section 5 of AFT Act 2007 - Composition of Tribunal and Benches thereof
What is the Composition of Tribunal and Benches thereof? Section 5 of Armed
Forces Tribunal Act 2007
Section 5 : Composition of Tribunal and Benches thereof
(1) The Tribunal shall consist of a Chairperson, and such number of Judicial
and Administrative Members as the Central Government may deem fit and, subject
to the other provisions of this Act, the jurisdiction, powers and authority of
the Tribunal may be exercised by Benches there of.
(2) Subject to the other provisions of this Act, a Bench shall consist of one
Judicial Member and one Administrative Member.
(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the Chairperson—
(a) may, in addition to discharging the functions of a Judicial Member of the
Bench to which he is appointed, discharge the functions of an Administrative
Member of any other Bench;
(b) may transfer a Member from one Bench to another Bench;
(c) may, for the purpose of securing that any case or cases, which having
regard to the nature of the questions involved, requires or require, in his
opinion, or under the rules made under this Act, to be decided by a Bench
composed of more than two members, issue such general or special orders, as he
may deem fit:
Provided that every Bench constituted in pursuance of this clause shall
include at least one Judicial Member and one Administrative Member.
(4) Subject to the other provisions of this Act, the Benches of the Tribunal
shall ordinarily sit at Delhi (which shall be known as the Principal Bench), and
at such other places as the Central Government may, by notification, specify.