Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicArmed Forces Tribunal

Topic: Armed Forces Tribunal

Govt ‘cherry picking’ appointments of tribunal members, our selection ‘waste of time’, SC says

Modi govt claims it had notified 84 appointments in three different tribunals —NCLT, AFT and ITAT — on 12 September. It was pulled up even for these appointments.

Armed Forces Tribunal has 19,000 pending cases, but here’s why this is least of its problems

With a sanction of 17 benches in 11 locations across India, the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) currently operates with just 4 benches in 3 locations.

Comments on disabled soldiers return to haunt Lt Gen amid talk of armed forces tribunal job

A lawyer has written to Modi govt & AFT, citing controversial comments made by Lt Gen. Ashwani Kumar (Retd) about disabled soldiers & his call for a code of conduct for veterans.  

SC rejects disability pension plea of soldier, says injury not linked to military service

SC said to claim disability pension, the injury or death of an Army man must be connected with military service, no matter how remote the connection might be. 

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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