Air Force Act, 1950

Air Force Act,1950

CONTENTS

Sections

Particulars

1 Short title and commencement.
2 Persons subject to this Act
3 Termination of application of the Act.
4 Definitions.
5 Application of Act to certain forces under the Central Government.
6 Special provision as to rank in certain cases.
7 Commanding officer of persons subject to air force law under clause (d) of section 2.
8 Officers exercising powers in certain cases.
9 Power to declare persons to be on active service.
10 Commission and appointment.
11 Ineligibility of aliens for enrolment.
12 Ineligibility of females for enrolment or employment.
13 Procedure before enrolling officer.
14 Mode of enrolment.
15 Validity of enrolment.
16 Persons to be attested.
17 Mode of attestation.
18 Tenure of service under the Act
19 Termination of service by Central Government.
20 Dismissal, removal or reduction by Chief of the Air Staff and other officers.
21 Power to modify certain fundamental rights in their application to persons subject to this Act.
22 Retirement, release or discharge.
23 Certificate on termination of service.
24 Discharge or dismissal when out of India.
25 Authorised deductions only to be made from pay.
26 Remedy of aggrieved airman.
27 Remedy of aggrieved officers.
28 Immunity from attachment.
29 Immunity from arrest for debt.
30 Immunity of persons attending courts-martial from arrest.
31 Privileges of reservists.
32 Priority in respect of Air Force personnel’s litigation.
33 Saving of rights and privileges under other laws.
34 Offences in relation to the enemy and punishable with death.
35 Offences in relation to the enemy and not punishable with death.
36 Offences punishable more severely on active service than at other times.
37 Mutiny.
38 Desertion and aiding desertion.
39 Absence without leave.
40 Striking or threatening superior officer.
41 Disobedience to superior officer.
42 Insubordination and obstruction
43 Fraudulent enrolment.
44 False answers on enrolment.
45 Unbecoming conduct.
46 Certain forms of disgraceful conduct.
47 Ill-treating a subordinate.
48 Intoxication.
49 Permitting escape of person in custody.
50 Irregularity in connection with arrest or confinement.
51 Escape from custody.
52 Offences in respect of property.
53 Extortion and corruption.
54 Making away with equipment.
55 Injury to property.
56 False accusation.
57 Falsifying official documents and false declaration.
58 Signing in blank and failure to report.
59 Offences relating to court-martial.
60 False evidence.
61 Unlawful detention of pay
62 Offences in relation to aircraft and flying.
63 Other offences relating to aircraft and flying.
64 Disobedience of lawful command of captain of aircraft.
65 Violation of good order and air force discipline.
66 Miscellaneous offences.
67 Attempt.
68 Abetment of offences that have been committed.
69 Abetment of offences punishable with death and not committed.
70 Abetment of offences punishable with imprisonment and not committed.
71 Civil offences.
72 Civil offences not triable by court-martial.
73 Punishments awardable by courts-martial.
74 Alternative punishment awardable by court-martial.
75 Combination of punishments.
76 Cashiering of officers.
77 Field punishment.
78 Position of field punishment in scale of punishments.
79 Result of certain punishments in the case of a warrant officer or a non-commissioned officer.
80 Retention in the ranks of a person convicted on active service.
81 Punishments otherwise than by court-martial.
82 Punishment of persons other than officers and warrant officers.
83 Requirement of sanction in certain cases.
84 Limit of punishments under section 82.
85 Punishments in addition to those specified in section 82.
86 Punishment of officers and warrant officers.
87 Transmission of proceedings.
88 Review of proceedings.
89 Superior air force authority.
90 Collective fines.
91 Deduction from pay and allowances of officers.
92 Deductions from pay and allowances of airmen.
93 Computation of time of absence or custody.
94 Pay and allowances during trial.
95 Limit of certain deductions.
96 Deduction from public money due to a person.
97 Pay and allowances of prisoner of war during inquiry into his conduct.
98 Remission of deductions.
99 Provision for dependants of prisoner of war from remitted deductions.
100 Provision for dependants of prisoner of war from his pay and allowances.
101 Period during which a person is deemed to be a prisoner of war.
102 Custody of offenders.
103 Duty of commanding officer in regard to detention.
104 Interval between commital and court-martial
105 Arrest by civil authorities.
106 Capture of deserters.
107 Inquiry into absence without leave.
108 Provost-marshals.
109 Different kinds of courts-martial.
110 Power to convene a general court-martial.
111 Power to convene a district court-martial.
112 Contents of warrants issued under sections 110 and 111.
113 Power to convene a summary general court-martial.
114 Composition of general court-martial.
115 Composition of district court-martial.
116 Composition of summary general court-martial.
117 Dissolution of court-martial.
118 Powers of general and summary general courts-martial.
119 Powers of district court-martial.
120 Prohibition on second trial..
121 Period of limitation for trial.
122 Liability of offender who ceases to be subject to Act.
123 Place of trial..
124 Choice between criminal court and court-martial.
125 Power of criminal court to require delivery of offender.
126 Successive trials by a criminal court and a court-martial.
127 Presiding officer.
128 Judge advocate.
129 Challenges..
130 Oaths of member, Judge advocate and witness.
131 Voting by members.
132 General rule as to evidence
133 Judicial notice.
134 Summoning witnesses.
135 Documents exempted from production.
136 Commissions for examination of witnesses.
137 Examination of a witness on commission.
138 Conviction of offence not charged..
139 Presumption as to signatures.
140 Enrolment paper.
141 Presumption as to certain documents.
142 Reference by accused to Government officer.
143 Evidence of previous convictions and general character.
144 Lunacy of accused.
145 Subsequent fitness of lunatic accused for trial..
146 Powers of district court-martial.
147 Release of lunatic accused..
148 Delivery of lunatic accused to relatives
149 Order for custody and disposal of property pending trial..
150 Order for disposal of property regarding which offence is committed..
151 Powers of courts-martial when certain offences are committed by persons not subject to this Act.
152 Finding and sentence not valid unless confirmed.
153 Power to confirm finding and sentence of general court-martial.
154 Power to confirm finding and sentence of district court-martial.
155 Limitation of powers of confirming authority.
156 Power to confirm finding and sentence of summary general court-martial.
157 Powers of confirming authority to mitigate, remit or commute sentences.
158 Confirming of findings and sentences on board a ship.
159 Revision of finding or sentence.
160 Alteration of finding or sentence in certain cases.
161 Remedy against order, finding or sentence of court-martial.
162 Annulment of proceedings.
163 Form of sentence of death.
164 Commencement of sentence of transportation or imprisonment.
165 Execution of sentence of transportation..
166 Execution of sentence of imprisonment..
167 Temporary custody of offender.
168 Execution of sentence of imprisonment in special cases.
169 Conveyance of prisoner from place to place..
170 Execution of sentence of detention.
171 Communication of certain order to prison officers.
172 Execution of sentence of fine.
173 Establishment and regulation of air force prisons.
174 Informality or error in the order or warrants.
175 Power to make rules in respect of prisons and prisoners.
176 Restriction of rule-making power in respect to corporal punishment.
177 Pardon and remission.
178 Cancellation of conditional pardon, release on parole or remission.
179 Reduction of warrant officer or non-commissioned officer.
180 Suspension of sentence of transportation, imprisonment or detention.
181 Orders pending suspension.
182 Release on suspension.
183 Computation of period of suspension.
184 Order after suspension.
185 Reconsideration of case after suspension.
186 Fresh sentence after suspension.
187 Scope of power of suspension.
188 Effect of suspension and remission on dismissal.
189 Power to make rules.
190 Powers to make regulations.
191 Publication of rules and regulations in Gazette.
191A Laying of rules and regulations before Parliament.
192 Repeal.
193 Definition of “British officer”.
194 Powers of British officer..

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Air Force Act, 1950

Air Force Act,1950

 

CONTENTS

Sections

Particulars

      
1 Short title and commencement.
2 Persons subject to this Act
3 Termination of application of the Act.
4 Definitions.
5 Application of Act to certain forces under the Central Government.
6 Special provision as to rank in certain cases.
7 Commanding officer of persons subject to air force law under clause (d) of section 2.
8 Officers exercising powers in certain cases.
9 Power to declare persons to be on active service.
10 Commission and appointment.
11 Ineligibility of aliens for enrolment.
12 Ineligibility of females for enrolment or employment.
13 Procedure before enrolling officer.
14 Mode of enrolment.
15 Validity of enrolment.
16 Persons to be attested.
17 Mode of attestation.
18 Tenure of service under the Act
19 Termination of service by Central Government.
20 Dismissal, removal or reduction by Chief of the Air Staff and other officers.
21 Power to modify certain fundamental rights in their application to persons subject to this Act.
22 Retirement, release or discharge.
23 Certificate on termination of service.
24 Discharge or dismissal when out of India.
25 Authorised deductions only to be made from pay.
26 Remedy of aggrieved airman.
27 Remedy of aggrieved officers.
28 Immunity from attachment.
29 Immunity from arrest for debt.
30 Immunity of persons attending courts-martial from arrest.
31 Privileges of reservists.
32 Priority in respect of Air Force personnel’s litigation.
33 Saving of rights and privileges under other laws.
34 Offences in relation to the enemy and punishable with death.
35 Offences in relation to the enemy and not punishable with death.
36 Offences punishable more severely on active service than at other times.
37 Mutiny.
38 Desertion and aiding desertion.
39 Absence without leave.
40 Striking or threatening superior officer.
41 Disobedience to superior officer.
42 Insubordination and obstruction
43 Fraudulent enrolment.
44 False answers on enrolment.
45 Unbecoming conduct.
46 Certain forms of disgraceful conduct.
47 Ill-treating a subordinate.
48 Intoxication.
49 Permitting escape of person in custody.
50 Irregularity in connection with arrest or confinement.
51 Escape from custody.
52 Offences in respect of property.
53 Extortion and corruption.
54 Making away with equipment.
55 Injury to property.
56 False accusation.
57 Falsifying official documents and false declaration.
58 Signing in blank and failure to report.
59 Offences relating to court-martial.
60 False evidence.
61 Unlawful detention of pay
62 Offences in relation to aircraft and flying.
63 Other offences relating to aircraft and flying.
64 Disobedience of lawful command of captain of aircraft.
65 Violation of good order and air force discipline.
66 Miscellaneous offences.
67 Attempt.
68 Abetment of offences that have been committed.
69 Abetment of offences punishable with death and not committed.
70 Abetment of offences punishable with imprisonment and not committed.
71 Civil offences.
72 Civil offences not triable by court-martial.
73 Punishments awardable by courts-martial.
74 Alternative punishment awardable by court-martial.
75 Combination of punishments.
76 Cashiering of officers.
77 Field punishment.
78 Position of field punishment in scale of punishments.
79 Result of certain punishments in the case of a warrant officer or a non-commissioned officer.
80 Retention in the ranks of a person convicted on active service.
81 Punishments otherwise than by court-martial.
82 Punishment of persons other than officers and warrant officers.
83 Requirement of sanction in certain cases.
84 Limit of punishments under section 82.
85 Punishments in addition to those specified in section 82.
86 Punishment of officers and warrant officers.
87 Transmission of proceedings.
88 Review of proceedings.
89 Superior air force authority.
90 Collective fines.
91 Deduction from pay and allowances of officers.
92 Deductions from pay and allowances of airmen.
93 Computation of time of absence or custody.
94 Pay and allowances during trial.
95 Limit of certain deductions.
96 Deduction from public money due to a person.
97 Pay and allowances of prisoner of war during inquiry into his conduct.
98 Remission of deductions.
99 Provision for dependants of prisoner of war from remitted deductions.
100 Provision for dependants of prisoner of war from his pay and allowances.
101 Period during which a person is deemed to be a prisoner of war.
102 Custody of offenders.
103 Duty of commanding officer in regard to detention.
104 Interval between commital and court-martial
105 Arrest by civil authorities.
106 Capture of deserters.
107 Inquiry into absence without leave.
108 Provost-marshals.
109 Different kinds of courts-martial.
110 Power to convene a general court-martial.
111 Power to convene a district court-martial.
112 Contents of warrants issued under sections 110 and 111.
113 Power to convene a summary general court-martial.
114 Composition of general court-martial.
115 Composition of district court-martial.
116 Composition of summary general court-martial.
117 Dissolution of court-martial.
118 Powers of general and summary general courts-martial.
119 Powers of district court-martial.
120 Prohibition on second trial..
121 Period of limitation for trial.
122 Liability of offender who ceases to be subject to Act.
123 Place of trial..
124 Choice between criminal court and court-martial.
125 Power of criminal court to require delivery of offender.
126 Successive trials by a criminal court and a court-martial.
127 Presiding officer.
128 Judge advocate.
129 Challenges..
130 Oaths of member, Judge advocate and witness.
131 Voting by members.
132 General rule as to evidence
133 Judicial notice.
134 Summoning witnesses.
135 Documents exempted from production.
136 Commissions for examination of witnesses.
137 Examination of a witness on commission.
138 Conviction of offence not charged..
139 Presumption as to signatures.
140 Enrolment paper.
141 Presumption as to certain documents.
142 Reference by accused to Government officer.
143 Evidence of previous convictions and general character.
144 Lunacy of accused.
145 Subsequent fitness of lunatic accused for trial..
146 Powers of district court-martial.
147 Release of lunatic accused..
148 Delivery of lunatic accused to relatives
149 Order for custody and disposal of property pending trial..
150 Order for disposal of property regarding which offence is committed..
151 Powers of courts-martial when certain offences are committed by persons not subject to this Act.
152 Finding and sentence not valid unless confirmed.
153 Power to confirm finding and sentence of general court-martial.
154 Power to confirm finding and sentence of district court-martial.
155 Limitation of powers of confirming authority.
156 Power to confirm finding and sentence of summary general court-martial.
157 Powers of confirming authority to mitigate, remit or commute sentences.
158 Confirming of findings and sentences on board a ship.
159 Revision of finding or sentence.
160 Alteration of finding or sentence in certain cases.
161 Remedy against order, finding or sentence of court-martial.
162 Annulment of proceedings.
163 Form of sentence of death.
164 Commencement of sentence of transportation or imprisonment.
165 Execution of sentence of transportation..
166 Execution of sentence of imprisonment..
167 Temporary custody of offender.
168 Execution of sentence of imprisonment in special cases.
169 Conveyance of prisoner from place to place..
170 Execution of sentence of detention.
171 Communication of certain order to prison officers.
172 Execution of sentence of fine.
173 Establishment and regulation of air force prisons.
174 Informality or error in the order or warrants.
175 Power to make rules in respect of prisons and prisoners.
176 Restriction of rule-making power in respect to corporal punishment.
177 Pardon and remission.
178 Cancellation of conditional pardon, release on parole or remission.
179 Reduction of warrant officer or non-commissioned officer.
180 Suspension of sentence of transportation, imprisonment or detention.
181 Orders pending suspension.
182 Release on suspension.
183 Computation of period of suspension.
184 Order after suspension.
185 Reconsideration of case after suspension.
186 Fresh sentence after suspension.
187 Scope of power of suspension.
188 Effect of suspension and remission on dismissal.
189 Power to make rules.
190 Powers to make regulations.
191 Publication of rules and regulations in Gazette.
191A Laying of rules and regulations before Parliament.
192 Repeal.
193 Definition of “British officer”.
194 Powers of British officer..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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