Monday, February 20, 2023

AFT lacks jurisdiction over summary punishment of a severe reprimand

The principal bench of India's Armed Forces Tribunal has dismissed for lack of jurisdiction an Army officer's effort to overturn the severe reprimand he received in a summary trial. The case is Jha v. Union of India, OA No. 1127 of 2020. The dismissal is without prejudice, so the officer may presumably now seek review in the High Court. Query: why limit the AFT's jurisdiction this way?

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