1*[(1)] The Central Government may make rules and orders for the Government, discipline and regulation of the Indian Reserve Forces.
1*[(2) Every rule and every order made under sub-section (1) 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 order or both Houses agree that the rule or order should not be made, the rule or order 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 order.]
Subject to 1 [* * *1 such rules and orders as may be made under section 4, a person belonging to the Indian Reserve Forces shall, as an office, or solidier, as the case may be, be subject to military law in the same manner and to the same extent as a person belonging to the 2*[the Regular Army].
(1) If a person belonging to the Indian Reserve Forces--
(a) When required by or in pursuance of any rule or order under this Act to attend at any place, fails without reasonable excuse to attend in accordance with such requirement, or
(b) Fails without reasonable excuse to comply with any such rule or order, or
(c) Fraudulently obtains any pay or other sum contrary to any such rule or order, he shall be liable-
(i) On conviction by a Court-martial, to such punishment other than death, transportation or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year as such Court is by the 1*[Army Act, 1950] empowered to award, or
(ii) On conviction by 2*[a Presidency Magistrate or] a Magistrate of the first class, to imprisonment for a term which may extend, in the case of a first offence under this section, to six months, and, in the case of any subsequent offence thereunder, to one year.
(2) Where a person belonging to the Indian Reserve Forces is required by or in pursuance of any rule or order under this Act to attend to any place, acertificate purporting to be signed by an officer appointed by such rule or order in this behalf, and stating that the person so required to attend failed to do so in accordance with such requirement, shall, without proof of the signature or appointment of such officer, be evidence of the matters stated therein.
(3) Any person charged with an offence under this section may be taken into and kept in either military or civil custody, or partly into and in one description of custody and partly into and in the other, or be transferred from one description of custody to the other.
Section -7 1* Reinstatement in civil employ of persons belonging to Reserve Forces on termination of period of training, muster or army service
When any person belonging to the Indian Reserve Forces and called up for training, muster or army service in pursuance of his liability under any rule or order under this Act has any rights under any provident fund or superannuation fund or other scheme for the benefit of employees maintained in connection with the employment he relinquishes, he shall continue, so long as he is engaged in training, muster or army service and if he is reinstated, until such reinstatement under the provisions of this Act, to have in respect of such fund or scheme such rights as may be prescribed by rules made under this Act.
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