TNN May 17, 2011, 05.14am IST
The second circuit bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal was inaugurated at the Section Health Organization Building Complex near Military Hospital in Jodhpur on Monday by Chief Justice of Rajasthan High Court Justice Arun Kumar Mishra.
Chairperson of the AFT and former Supreme Court judge Justice A K Mathur was present on the occasion. Justice Bhanwaru Khan and Lt Gen Sushil Gupta (retd) have been appointed as the judicial members of this tribunal. The bench will sit once or twice a month, said Justice Mathur. He said that in the past one-and-a-half months, over 5000 cases have been disposed all over the country and another 5000 are still pending, which will shortly be disposed off.
Armed Forces Tribunal circuit bench inaugurated
HimVani 08 May 2011
Shimla: Circuit bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal was inaugurated today in the High Court of H.P. by the Chief Justice Kurian Joseph.
In his inaugural address, Kurian Joseph said that everybody has the right to justice and he should not have to beg for justice, which is included in his right to live with dignity. The Chief Justice praised the role of armed personnel in defending the country and said that all this while they have been taking care of us and now it is our turn to take care of them.
He called upon to set up circuit benches in various places of the region so as to provide speedy and accessible justice to all. He also called upon the judges to evolve methods within the system to provide relief to the needy people. The programme was also addressed by Judge (Retd.) of the Supreme Court of India and the Chairperson, Armed Forces Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi Justice A.K. Mathur, and Chairman, AFT, Regional Bench, Chandigarh Justice Ghanshyam Prasad. Judges of the High Court Justices R.B. Misra, Surjeet Singh, D.D. Sud, V.K. Ahuja, Kuldip Singh and Rajiv Sharma along with Chief Secretary Rajwant Sandhu, Advocate General R.K. Bawa and a number of Army Officers were also present on the occasion.
The first circuit bench of Armed Forces Tribunal at Shimla will be held in the premises of the High Court from May 09, 2011 to May 11, 2011. The service matters, pension matters and appeals against Court martial shall be taken up in the Armed Forces Tribunal.
Shimla Circuit bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal inaugurated
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