Section 38 in The Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the Central Government or against the Chairperson or any other Member or any other person authorised by the Chairperson, for anything which is done in good faith or intended to be done in pursuance of this Act or any rule or order made thereunder in the discharge of official duties.

Title: Act to have overriding effect

Description: The provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other law for the time being in force or in any instrument having effect by virtue of any law other than this Act.

Title: Power to remove difficulties.

Description: (1) If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the Central Government may, by order published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as appear to it to be necessary or expedient for removing the difficulty: Provided that no order shall be made under this section after the expiry of two years from the date of commencement of this Act. (2) Every order made under this section shall, as soon as may be after it is made, be laid before each House of Parliament.

Title: Power of Central Government to make rules

Description: (1) The Central Government may, by notification, make rules for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Act. (2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the case or cases which shall be decided by a Bench composed of more than two Members under clause (c) of sub-section (3) of section 5; (b) the procedure under sub-section (3) of section 9 for the investigation of misbehaviour or incapacity of Chairperson or other Member; (c) the salaries and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service of the Chairperson and other Members under section 10; (d) the financial and administrative powers which the Chairperson may exercise over the Benches of the Tribunal under section 12; (e) the salaries and allowances payable to, and other terms and conditions of service of the officers and other employees of the Tribunal under sub-section (2) of section 13; (f) the form in which an application may be made under sub-section (2) of section 14, the documents and other evidence by which such application shall be accompanied and the fee payable in respect of the filing of such application or for the service of execution of processes; (g) the other matter which may be prescribed under clause (i) of sub-section (4) of section 14; (h) the form and manner in which an appeal may be filed, the fee payable thereon and the time within which such appeal may be filed under sub-section (2) of section 15; (i) the rules subject to which the Tribunal shall have power to regulate its own procedure under sub-section (1) of section 23; (j) competent authority who may authorise legal practitioners or law officers to act as counsel under sub-section (2) of section 25; (k) any other matter which may be prescribed or in respect of which rules are required to be made by the Central Government.

Title: Power to make rules retrospectively

Description: The powers to make rules under section 41 shall include the power to make such rules or any of them retrospectively from a date not earlier than the date on which this Act shall come into operation but no such retrospective effect shall be given to any such rule so as to prejudicially affect the interests of any person to whom such rule may be applicable.