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Defence Act, 1972.

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Specific categories of workers; Public and civil servants
Law, Act

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Consolidates and amends law relating to National Defence Forces. Divided into 11 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 regulates organization, command and administration of defence forces. Part 3 provides for appointment, promotion, discharge and conditions of service of members of defence forces. Part 4 deals with defence forces service commission. Part 5 regulates military offences, powers of arrest, search and detention. Part 6 makes provision for jurisdiction of military courts and civil courts, procedure and evidence. Part 7 deals with punishment and execution of sentence. Part 8 provides for court martial appeal court, Part 9 for cantonments and protected areas, and Part 10 for special powers in relation to defence. Part 11 contains general provisions.

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    Date of entry into force

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    31 p.