The Army Act,1950
Section 88. Superior military authority
For the purpose of sections 86 and 87, a” superior military authority” means-
(a) in the case of punishments awarded by a commanding officer, any officer superior in command to such commanding officer;
(b) in the case of punishments awarded by any other authority, the Central Government, 1[ the Chief of the Army Staff] or other officer specified by 1[ the Chief of the Army Staff]
1. Subs. by Act 19 of 1955, s. 2 and Sch., for the Commander- in- Chief”.