Lieutenant General P.K. Bhairali has been issued posting orders to take over as the Director General, Army Aviation.
Major General P.K. Bhairali, Additional Director General, Army Aviation was approved for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general last Monday.
The Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) has been forced to summon Defense Secretary R.K. Mathur over his ministry’s non-compliance with AFT and Supreme Court rulings to implement DACP pay rises for military doctors.
The Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement is protesting the re-appointment of an official in the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare perceived to have a history of antipathy towards veterans’ interests.
The incumbent Additional Director General of Army Aviation, Major General P. K. Bhairali, has challenged the appointment of a Lieutenant General as the director general before the Armed Forces Tribunal.
The Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement has asked PM Narendra Modi to implement One Rank One Pension, withdraw pension and benefit cases against veterans and set up a Military Veteran’s Commission.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has said the Tribunal can adopt any of the recourses, ordinarily observed in the Civil Court in executing its decrees under Order XXI of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.
Veterans are angry at the reemployment of the official in the Pensions Division because he is perceived to have acted against their interests and is now being paid a salary from the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, meant for veterans’ welfare.
Wing Commander Alok Kumar Thakur was convicted by court martial for allegedly accepting bribes from the representative of French aircraft manufacturer Dassault in a reported sting during the Bangalore Air Show in 2011.
A lecturer at Yale Law School gives perspective on the administration of military justice in India and the role and impact of the Armed Forces Tribunal, suggesting interesting new measures to improve the justice delivery system.