Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Armed Forces Tribunal upholds appointment of the Chief of Naval Staff (India)

The Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) which deals with employment related issues of the military, besides appeals from courts martial, has upheld the appointment of the Chief of the Indian Navy which was challenged by an officer senior to him alleging that his supersession was unjust.

The AFT has held that seniority cannot be the sole criterion of making such appointments and the Government has the right to look into other aspects also, and since the reasons for making that choice were clearly available and recorded on file, the tribunal found no reason to upset the decision of the Government.

A news report on the subject can be accessed here.

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