Tribunal rejects plea of Major Gen on alleged biased ACR
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Last Updated: Monday, September 06, 2010, 21:20
New Delhi: The Armed Forces Tribunal today dismissed a plea of a Major General, who had alleged that he was assessed in a "biased" manner by his superiors in his annual confidential report (ACR) which denied him promotion to the rank of Lieutenant General.

In his plea, Maj Gen Ashok Kumar Singh had contended that in his ACR of 2006-07, he was assessed by then Northern Army Commander Lt Gen H S Panag as the Commander of a division which only had a skeleton staff of around 1,000 troops.

An Army division generally has around 10,000 troops under its command.

Finding no merits in the petition, the Tribunal Bench headed by Justice A K Mathur and Lt Gen M L Naidu dismissed the officer's plea.

Panag had denied any bias in his assessment saying that he had seen the officer's performance on ground.

Singh had contended that his command performance was assessed with "lack of inputs" since he was not performing any operational duties as there were not many troops under him.

The Major General had contended that he was commanding the 27th division in Jammu and Kashmir when this particular ACR was written. The troops under his division were pulled out of the state and sent to another location.

Singh is presently posted as in-charge of administration at the Lucknow-based Central Command of Army.


First Published: Monday, September 06, 2010, 21:20

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