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1.  The Armed Forces Tribunal Act 2007, was passed by the Parliament and which to the formation of the AFT with the power provided for the Adjudication or Trial by Armed Forces Tribunal of disputes and complaints in respect of persons subject to the Army Act, 1950, the Navy Act 1957 and the Air Force Act, 1950 regarding Service Matters and Appeals arising out of the verdicts of Court Martials 

2.  Besides the Principal Bench in New Delhi, AFT has Regional Benches at Chandigarh, Lucknow, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Kochi, Mumbai, Jabalpur, Jammu and Jaipur.

3. With the exception of the Principal Bench(New Delhi), Chandigarh and Lucknow Regional Benches, which have three benches each, all other Regional Benches have a Single Bench. Each AFT Bench comprises of a Judicial Member and an Administrative Member 

4. The Judicial Members are retired High Court Judges and Administrative Members are retired Senior Officers of the Armed Forces who have held the rank of Major General/ equivalent or above for a period of three years or more, Judge Advocate General(JAG), who have held the appointment for at least one year are also entitled to be appointed as the Administrative Member

5.  The Tribunal shall transact their proceedings as per the Armed Forces Tribunal (Procedure) Rules, 2008. All proceedings in the Tribunal will be in English. The AFT normally follows the procedure as is practiced in the High Courts of India 




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