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

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The court asked for a response from the center on the matter. (Representative)

New Delhi:

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Center and others to file a response to the plea challenging the military promotion policy formulated in 2017. The policy says that officers with the rank of Major General of Intelligence Corps are specifically held to be ineligible for promotion. to the rank of lieutenant-general for vacant posts in the non-general staff component (NGCSS).

A division bench of Judge Manmohan and Judge Navin Chawla asked the Center, the Army Chief of Staff and the Military Secretary to file their response to the petition.

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

He challenged the promotion policy formulated by the respondents on December 23, 2017, according to which officers holding the rank of major general of the Intelligence Corps are specifically considered ineligible for promotion to the rank of lieutenant general for non-executive officers. generals. Staff vacancies (NGCSS).

The Applicant stated that he was aggrieved by the “arbitrary and unreasonable policy of the defendants”. He argued that the Intelligence Corps is classified as a weapon of the Indian Army, along with other officers and troops of all other weapons, namely infantry, mechanized infantry, armor, artillery, signals, engineering, army air defense, army aviation and others.

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