Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) and its Territorial Jurisdiction:
Orders of AFT are complied with by the Government except in the cases wherein appeal is contemplated as per the provisions of the AFT Act, 2007.
The Government proposes to extend powers of civil contempt to the AFT. The AFT (Amendment) Bill, 2012 has been introduced in the Parliament which inter-alia includes the provision for grant of powers of civil contempt to the AFT.
The above information was submitted by MoD in reply of undermentioned Lok Sabha Questions:-
ARMED FORCES TRIBUNAL4480 . Shri MUNDE GOPINATHRAO PANDURANG, C. SIVASAMI
Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI A.K. ANTONY)
(a) Yes, Madam.
(b) To provide adjudication of disputes / complaints with respect to conditions of service in respect of the persons covered under the Army Act, 1950, the Navy Act, 1957 and the Air Force Act, 1950 and also to provide for appeals arising out of orders of court martial. Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) functions under the AFT Act, 2007.
(c) As per Annexure.
Source: Lok Sabha Q&A qref=139115