High Court Seeks Centre’s Reply On Plea Against Army Promotion Policy

High Court Seeks Centre’s Reply On Plea Against Army Promotion Policy

High Court Seeks Centre's Reply On Plea Against Army Promotion Policy

The court docket has requested for a reply by the middle on the matter. (representational)

New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday requested the Center and others to file a reply on the plea difficult the Army’s promotion coverage formulated in 2017. The coverage says that officers holding the rank of Major General from the Intelligence Corps are particularly held to be inligible for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant General for Non-General Cadre Staff Stream vacancies (NGCSS).

A division bench of Justice Manmohan and Justice Navin Chawla requested the Centre, Chief of Army Staff and Military Secretary to file their reply on the petition.

The petition was filed by Major General SS Khara by advocates Neela Gokhale, Kushal Choudhary. The petitioner, a Major General, holds the designation of the Additional Directorate General (ADG) of Military Intelligence (B) within the Indian Army.

He has challenged the promotion coverage by the dated December 23, 2017, whereby the officers holding the rank of Major General from the Intelligence Corps are particularly held to be inligible for consideration for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant General for Non-General Cadre Staff Stream vacancies (NGCSS).

The petitioner that he’s being aggrieved by the “arbitrary and unreasonable coverage of the mentioned”. He submitted that the Intelligence Corps is categorised as an arm within the Indian Army, together with different officers and troops of all different arms particularly Infantry, Mechanized Infantry, Armored, Artillery, Signals, Engineers, Army Air Defense, Army Aviation, and others.

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