IAF seems to be in very bad shape: Tribunal

It seems the IAF is in a "very bad shape", says the Armed Forces Tribunal.

Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 00:26 AM IST

New Delhi: It seems the Indian Air Force is
in a "very bad shape" and there is "petty-mindedness" among
its authorities, the Armed Forces Tribunal observed today
citing the kind of cases that are being filed by the air
warriors against the Service.

The Tribunal`s Principal Bench headed by Chairperson
Justice A K Mathur made the remarks while issuing notice to
the IAF and asking it to file a reply in a pension-related
plea filed by a Corporal.

While hearing the case, he said that with the kind of
cases being filed by the service personnel, it seems that the
IAF was in a "very bad shape" and showed the
"petty-mindedness" of the authorities.

The case was filed by Corporal Chanderbhan Dhankar, who
has been refused pension by the IAF even though he has served
only five days less than the mandatory pensionable service of
15 years.

The Tribunal had last week too slammed the IAF
authorities for their "arbitrary" approach against airmen and
asked them to be more "humane".

Hearing a plea by Corporal Ashit Kumar Mishra, who was
not given an NOC by the Indian Air Force to join a group `B`
civil service job in Uttar Pradesh, the Tribunal had termed
such an approach as "suicidal".

PTI