Title : THE RESERVE AND AUXILIARY AIR FORCES ACT, 1952
Year : 1952
(1) The Central Government may raise and maintain in the manner hereafter in this Chapter provided an Air Force to be designated the Auxiliary Air Force.
(2)The Central Government may constitute such number of squadrons and units of the Auxiliary Air Force as it thinks fit and may disband or reconstitute any squadron or unit.
Members of the Auxiliary Air Force shall be divided into the following classes, namely:-
(a) General duties officers ;
(b) Ground duties officers ; and
The President may grant to such person as he thinks fit a commission as an officer in the Auxiliary Air Force with designation of rank corresponding to that of any commissioned officer in the Air Force.
Any citizen of India may offer himself for enrollment in the Auxiliary Air Force and may, if he satisfies the prescribed conditions, be so enrolled on such terms as may be prescribed.
Every officer and every enrolled person shall, subject to any rules that may be made in this behalf under this Act, be required to serve in the Auxiliary Air Force for a period of five years from the date of his appointment or enrollment but may, after the completion of his period of service, volunteer to serve therein for further periods each of not more than five years duration.
The service of any officer or enrolled person in the Auxiliary Air Force may, at any time before the completion of his period of service, be terminated by such authority and under such conditions as may be prescribed.
(1) The Central Government shall, as soon as may be after the commencement of this Act, constitute-
(a) For the whole of India, a Central Advisory Committee;
(b) For each State, a State Advisory Committee; and
(c) For every unit of the Auxiliary Air Force, a Unit Advisory Committee.
(2) It shall be the duty of the Central Advisory Committee to advise the Central Government on matters connected with the Auxiliary Air Force generally, of the State Advisory Committee to advise the Central Government on matters connected with the formation of squadrons or units in the State and squadrons or units already stationed in the State.
(3) The duties, powers and procedure of Advisory Committees and in particular the matters in respect of which the Advisory Committees may be called upon to give advice shall be such as may be prescribed.
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