Section 9A in The Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007

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).

Title: Salaries, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Chairperson and other Members

Description: The salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service (including pension, gratuity and other retirement benefits) of, the Chairperson and other Members shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government: Provided that neither the salary and allowances nor the other terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson and other Members shall be varied to their disadvantage after their appointment.

Title: Prohibitions as to holding of offices, etc., by Chairperson or Member on ceasing to be such Chairperson or Member

Description: On ceasing to hold office— (a) the Chairperson shall be ineligible for further employment either under the Government of India or under the Government of a State; (b) a Member other than the Chairperson shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be eligible for appointment as a member of any other Tribunal but not for any other employment either under the Government of India or under the Government of a State; and (c) the Chairperson or other Members shall not appear, act or plead before the Tribunal.

Title: Financial and administrative powers of Chairperson

Description: The Chairperson shall exercise such financial and administrative powers over the Benches as may be prescribed: Provided that the Chairperson shall have the authority to delegate such of his financial and administrative powers as he may think fit to any other Member or any officer of the Tribunal, subject to the conditions that such Member or officer shall, while exercising such delegated powers, continue to act under the direction, control and supervision of the Chairperson.

Title: Staff of the Tribunal

Description: (1) The Central Government shall determine the nature and categories of the officers and other employees required to assist the Tribunal in the discharge of its functions and provide the Tribunal with such officers and other employees as it may think fit. (2) The salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service of the officers and other employees of the Tribunal shall be such as may be prescribed. (3) The officers and other employees of the Tribunal shall discharge their functions under the general superintendence of the Chairperson.