Approach the High Courts to challenge the final decisions of the Armed Forces Tribunals

Members of the armed forces, including the Air Force, the Navy, and the Army, can approach the High Courts to challenge the final decisions of the Armed Forces Tribunals (AFT) involving issues of pay, pension, promotion, and discipline, the Delhi High Court has held.

Key-Points

The Delhi HC’s ruling is likely to provide reprieve to a large section of appellants whose only remedy until now was to petition the Supreme Court against the final order passed by an AFT.

Armed Forces Tribunal is a military tribunal in India established under the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007.

The Principal Bench is located in Delhi with ten other benches across the country.

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