Air Force Act,1950
177. Pardon and remission.
When any person subject to this Act has been convicted by a court-martial of any offence, the Central Government,1[the Chief of the Air Staff], an air or other officer commanding a group of, or the prescribed officer, may-
(a) Either with or without conditions which the person sentenced accepts, pardon the person or remit the whole or any part of the punishment awarded; or
(b) Mitigate the punishment awarded; or
(c) Commute such punishment for any less punishment or punishments mentioned, this Act:
Provided that a sentence of transportation shall not be commuted for a sentence of imprisonment for a ten-n exceeding the term of transportation awarded by the court; and a sentence of imprisonment shall not be commuted for a sentence of detention for a term exceeding the term of imprisonment so awarded;
(d) Either with or without conditions which the person sentenced accepts, release the person on parole.
1. Subs. by Act 19 of 1955, sec. 2 and Sch., for “the Commander-in-Chief’.