Book Details

Book title: Study and Practice of MILITARY LAW (9th Revised Edition 2024)
Author(s): Col. G.K. Sharma
ISBN: 9789390095896
Publication Year: 2023
Binding: HB
Pages: 1341
Price: Rs. 3000 Rs. 3000
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This book is a comprehensive and exhaustive guide on practical aspects of Military Law. Ever since publication of its First Edition in the year 1988, the book has been very popular amongst its users. On their constant suggestions, its subsequent editions have been regularly updated, revised and published in the years 1991, 1994, 1996, 1998 (Reprint), 2001, 2006, 2010 and 2019. In this ninth edition, the book has again been thoroughly revised by incorporating latest amendments, case laws, orders, instructions and policy directions.  Contents of ninth edition of the book include the following:

I. Introduction to the Administration of Military Law
II. Historical Evolution of Military Law
III. Application of the Army Act to certain Forces under Central Government
III-A. Application of the Army Act to Officers of the Military Nursing Services
IV. Application of the Army Act to General Reserve Engineer Force
V. Military Offences, Punishments and Penal Deductions
 VI. Violation of Good Order and Discipline
VII. Courts of Inquiry, Committees, Boards of Officers and Courts of Inquest
VIII. Charge-Sheet and Offence Report
IX. Arrest and Suspension
X. Confession
XI. Reporting of Occurrences, Hearing of Charges and Summary Disposal of Offences under Army Act Section 80
XII. Summary of Evidence
XIII. Duties and Responsibilities of the Commanding Officer
XIV. Summary Disposal under Sections 83 to 85 of the Army Act
XV. Administrative Action in the Army
XVI. Courts-Martial
XVII. Duties of Formation Commanders and `A` Staff Officers in Relation to Courts-Martial
XVIII. Summary Court-Martial
XIX. Judiciary of the Army
XX. Civil Offences and Adjustment of Jurisdiction between Criminal Courts and Tribunals of the Armed Forces
XXI. Armed Forces of the Union and their Laws—A Comparative Study
XXII. Prosecution and Defence 
XXIII. Furlough and Parole
XXIV. Complaints, Representations and Petitions
XXV. Maintenance of Wife, Children and Dependents
XXVI. Right to Information 
XXVII. Epilogue

The Army Act, 1950, The Army Rules, 1954, The Right to Information Act, 2000 and extracts from The Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007.  The book is a must and will be of great help to all users of Military Law and Laws related to the Armed Forces, i.e. Navy, Air Force, Assam Rifles, Rashtriya Rifles, NSG, BSF, GREF, Coast Guard, and SPG, as well as to the Judges, Magistrates, lawyers, police officers, students of Military and Allied Laws, universities, colleges and all those interested in the study and practice of Military Law.

ABOUT Author

Colonel G.K. Sharma (Retired) Born on 07 March 1938, is M.Com. LL.B. from Agra University and P.G.D.P.M. & L.W. from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla. He was commissioned in the Army (A.S.C.) on 03 May 1964 and was transferred to the Department of The Judge Advocate General on 03 Aug. 1971.He held various legal and judicial appointments, which included various instructional assignments at Division, Area, Corps, Command and Army HQ. He also functioned as Judge Advocate at numerous courts-martial trials and appeared in courts on behalf of Army to defend cases or to assist Government Counsels. He imparted legal education to Army officers by delivering lectures in Military Law by holding Law courses and Law Seminars, at different places. He has the distinction of being the first Commandant of Institute of Military Law (IML), which he established at Shimla (H.P.) during 1988. On 16 May 2015 at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the IML, at Kamptee (Nagpur) Maharastra, the Central Road of the IML was named as “G.K Sharma Marg”. The IML on its further relocation on 07 Jan. 2021 is now functioning at Rao Tula Ram Marg Delhi Cantt., New Delhi. On 07 Oct. 1991 the author took premature retirement from the Army and practiced as an Advocate for 26 years at various Courts and Tribunals in Delhi, including the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and the Armed Forces Tribunal. He is now practising as a Consultant in Military Law, rendering free legal advice to the needy, as his service to the society.

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