Section 6 in The Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007

Title: Qualifications for appointment of Chairperson and other Members

Description: (1) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as the Chairperson unless he is a retired Judge of the Supreme Court or a retired Chief Justice of a High Court. (2) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a Judicial Member unless he is or has been a Judge of a High Court. (3) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as an Administrative Member unless— (a) he has held or has been holding the rank of Major General or above for a total period of at least three years in the Army or equivalent rank in the Navy or the Air Force; and (b) he has served for not less than one year as Judge Advocate General in the Army or the Navy or the Air Force, and is not below the rank of Major General, Commodore and Air Commodore respectively. Explanation.--When a serving person is appointed as an Administrative Member, he shall have retired from service prior to assuming such appointment.

Title: Appointment of Chairperson and other Members

Description: (1) Subject to the provisions of this section, the Chairperson and other Members of the Tribunal shall be appointed by the President: Provided that no appointment under this sub-section shall be made except after consultation with the Chief Justice of India. (2) The President may appoint one or more Members of the Tribunal to be the Vice-Chairperson, or, as the case may be, the Vice-Chairpersons, thereof.

Title: Term of office

Description: The Chairperson or a Member shall hold office for a term of four years from the date on which he enters upon his office and shall be eligible for re-appointment: Provided that no Chairperson shall hold office as such after he has attained,-- (a) in case he has been a Judge of the Supreme Court, the age of seventy years; and (b) in case he has been the Chief Justice of a High Court, the age of sixty-five years: Provided further that no other Member shall hold office as such Member after he has attained the age of sixty-five years.

Title: Resignation and removal

Description: (1) The Chairperson or a Member may, by notice in writing under his hand addressed to the President, resign his office: Provided that the Chairperson or a Member shall, unless he is permitted by the President to relinquish his office sooner, continue to hold office until the expiry of three months from the date of receipt of such notice or until a person duly appointed as his successor enters upon his office or until the expiry of his term of office, whichever is the earliest. (2) The Chairperson or a Member shall not be removed from his office except by an order made by the President on the ground of proved misbehaviour or incapacity after an inquiry made by a sitting Judge of the Supreme Court in which such Chairperson or other Member had been informed of the charges against him and given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of those charges. (3) The Central Government may, by rules, regulate the procedure for the investigation of misbehavior or incapacity of the Chairperson or other Member referred to in sub-section (2).

Title: Qualifications, terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Member

Description: 1[9A. Qualifications, terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and Member.-- Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the qualifications, appointment, term of office, salaries and allowances, resignation, removal and terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson and other Members of the Appellate Tribunal appointed after the commencement of Part XIV of Chapter VI of the Finance Act, 2017 (7 of 2017), shall be governed by the provisions of section 184 of that Act: Provided that the Chairperson and Member appointed before the commencement of Part XIV of Chapter VI of the Finance Act, 2017, shall continue to be governed by the provisions of this Act, and the rules made thereunder as if the provisions of section 184 of the Finance Act, 2017 had not come into force.] 1. Ins. by Act 7 of 2017, s. 181 (w.e.f. 26-5-2017).