Indian Bare Acts


Title : THE ARMY ACT, 1950

Year : 1950

(1) The Central Government may make rules for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act.

(2) Without prejudice to the generality of the power conferred by sub-section (1), the rules made there under may provide for-

(a) The removal, retirement, release or discharge from the service of persons subject to this Act ;

(b) The amount and incidence of fines to be imposed under section 89;


(d) The assembly and procedure of courts of inquiry, the recording of summaries of evidence and the administration of oaths or affirmations by such courts ;

(e) The convening and constituting of courts-martial and the appointment of prosecutors at trials by courts-martial;

(f) The adjournment, dissolution and sitting of courts-martial ;

(g) The procedure to be observed in trials by courts-
martial and the appearance of legal practitioners thereat ;

(h) The confirmation, revision and annulment of, and petitions against, the findings and sentences of courts-martial;

(i) The carrying into effect of sentences of courts-martial;

(j) The forms of orders to be made under the provisions of this Act relating to courts-martial, transportation and imprisonment ;

(k) The constitution of authorities to decide for what persons, to what amounts and in what manner, provision should be made for dependants under section 99, and the due carrying out of such decisions;

(l) The relative rank of the officers, junior commissioned officers, warrant officers, petty officers and non-commissioned officers of the regular Army, Navy and Air Force when acting together ;

(m) Any other matter directed by this Act to be prescribed.


1 omitted by Act 37 of 1992, s.18.


The Central Government may make regulations for all or any of the purposes of this Act other than those specified in section 191.

1* All rules and regulations made under this Act shall be published in the Official Gazette and on such publication, shall have effect as if enacted in this Act.

193A. 2* Rules and regulations to be laid before Parliament.

Every rule and every regulation made by the Central Government under this Act shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session, or the successive sessions aforesaid,both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or regulation should not be made the rule or regulation on shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule or regulation.]


1 Ins. by Act 20 of 1983, s.2 & Sch. (w.e.f. 15.3.1984)

2 Omitted by Act 37 of 1992, s.19.


Rep. by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1957.(36 of 1957), s.2 and Sch. I.

[THE SCHEDULE.] Rep. by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1957.(36 of 1957) s.2 and Sch.I

Last updated on July, 2016

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