The Army Act,1950
Section 112. Power to convene a summary general court- martial
The following authorities shall have power to convene a summary general court- martial, namely,-
(a) an officer empowered in this behalf by an order of the Central Government or of 1[ the Chief of the Army Staff];
(b) on active service, the officer commanding the forces in the field, or any officer empowered by him in this behalf;
(c) an officer commanding any detached portion of the regular Army on active service when, in his opinion, it is not practicable, with due regard to discipline and the exi- gencies of the service, that an offence should be tried by a general court- martial.
1. Subs. by Act 19 of 1955, s. 2, and Sch., for.” the Commander- in- Chief”.