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Section 85 – The Army Act,1950

The Army Act,1950

Section 85. Punishment of junior commissioned officers

A commanding officer or such other officer as is, with the consent of the Central Government, specified by 1[ the Chief of the Army Staff] may, in the prescribed manner, proceed against a junior commissioned officer who is charged with an offence under this Act 2[ and award one or more of the following punishments, that is to say,-

(i) severe reprimand or reprimand;

(ii) stoppage of pay and allowances until any proved loss or damage occasioned by the offence of which he is convicted is made good: Provided that the punishment specified in clause (i) shall not be awarded if the commanding officer or such other officer is below the rank of Colonel]


1. Subs. by Act 19 of 1955, s. 2 and Sch., for the Commander- in- Chief”.

2. Subs. by Act 37 of 1992, s. 6.

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