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Across The Bench: Insight into The Indian Military Judicial System

Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan (Author)

Across the Bench' is the first book of its kind that delves into the depths of Military Judicial System. It is a concise-precise record of landmark judgements and rulings of the Hon'ble Supreme Court and the AFT on a vast array of subjects covering promotion, pensions, courts-martial, awards, privileges, family discords and a lot more. Diligently arranged, this book enlightens on the whole gamut of problems faced by military personnel, veterans and their families. It is an excellent guide-cum-reference book for all military Headquarters/Establishments, Units, MoD departments, offices, libraries, litigants, lawyers and judges.

Contents: 1. Introduction. 2. Tribunals and courts. 3. Enrolment-relevant cases/rulings. 4. Invalid pension-cases and rulings. 5. Pension – grant of physical casualty/battle casualty pensions. 6. Disability pension. 7. Disability pension on premature retirement/discharge on compassionate grounds. 8. Disability pension for injury during casual/annual leave. 9. Disability pension – not to be taken for granted. 10. Broad banding/rounding off disability pension. 11. “Four Red Ink Entries” – removal of ‘Undesirable/inefficient’ JCOs/OR. 12. Declaring a soldier “Deserter” – despite communication from family. 13. Summary court martial not to be routine recourse. 14. Charge sheet – wrong mention of AA sections. 15. Attachment to “Other Unit’ for disciplinary proceedings. 16. Hearing of charge under AR22 – related issues. 17. Court martial – mandatory provisions of AR 34. 18. AR 115 – General plea of “Guilty” or “Not Guilty” – Pertinent issues. 19. AR 118 – Procedure after pleas of “Not Guilty” – Pertinent issues. 20. Registration of FIR for trial of ‘Civil Offences’ by Court Martial. 21. Procedural irregularities – ground for interference by court. 22. Withdrawal of application for premature retirement/resignation. 23. Plural marriage: maintenance allowance and other issues. 24. Second legally wedded wife and children – pension issues. 25. Interference by courts in promotion/career cases – legal position. 26. Delay and laches. 27. Condonation of delay. 28. Need for reasoned and speaking order to dispose of complaints. 29. Policy formulation. 30. Conclusion. Appendices.

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Title Across The Bench: Insight into The Indian Military Judicial System
Format Hardcover
Date published: 17.07.2018
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788193397398
length vi+306p.