Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT)
Ministry of Defence
Armed Forces Tribunal
Currently, 195 out of 593 posts are vacant in Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) which include Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ posts as well as Members. Vacancies arise from time to time on account of completion of deputation period / tenure, superannuation, delay in selection process because of litigation, non-availability of eligible candidates etc.
There are 11 Benches of AFT in the country including the Principal Bench in New Delhi. The Regional Benches are functioning from Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Srinagar (currently functioning at Jammu).
As on 30.11.2018, a total number of 11,705 cases are pending with Armed Forces Tribunal since its inception in 2009.
After the notification of ‘The Tribunal, Appellate Tribunal and other Authorities (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Rules, 2017’ on 01 June 2017, nine persons were appointed as Members in AFT in accordance with the same Rules.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Meenakashi Lekhi in Lok Sabha today.