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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.

 

 

 

AFT ACT 2007

Section 2 of AFT Act 2007 - Applicability of the Act

Section 3 of AFT Act 2007 - Definitions

CHAPTER II

ESTABLISHMENT OF TRIBUNAL AND BENCHES THEREOF

Section 4 of AFT Act 2007 - Establishment of Armed Forces Tribunal

Section 5 of AFT Act 2007 - Composition of Tribunal and Benches thereof

Section 6 of AFT Act 2007 - Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and other Members

Section 7 of AFT Act 2007 - Appointment of Chairperson and other Members

Section 8 of AFT Act 2007 - Term of office

Section 9 of AFT Act 2007 - Resignation and removal

Section 10 of AFT Act 2007 - Salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and other Members

Section 11 of AFT Act 2007 - Prohibitions as to holding of offices, etc., by Chairperson or Member on ceasing to be such Chairperson or Member

Section 12 of AFT Act 2007 - Financial and administrative powers of Chairperson

Section 13 of AFT Act 2007 - Staff of the Tribunal

CHAPTER III

JURISDICTION, POWERS AND AUTHORITY OF THE TRIBUNAL

Section 14 of AFT Act 2007 - Jurisdiction, powers and authority in service matters

Section 15 of AFT Act 2007 - Jurisdiction powers and authority in matters of appeal against court martial

Section 16 of AFT Act 2007 - Re-trial

Section 17 of AFT Act 2007 - Powers of the Tribunal on appeal under section 15

Section 18 of AFT Act 2007 - Cost

Section 19 of AFT Act 2007 - Power to punish for contempt

Section 20 of AFT Act 2007 - Distribution of business among the Benches

 

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