The Army Act,1950
Section 161. Finding and sentence of a summary court- martial
(1) Save as otherwise provided in sub- section (2), the finding and sentence of a summary court- martial shall not require to be confirmed, but may be carried out forthwith.
(2) If the officer holding the trial is of less than five years service, he shall not, except on active service, carry into effect any sentence until it has received the approval of an officer commanding not less than a brigade.