Nagpur News :
Middle Level Commanders & Staff Officers Law Course, Ser-42 (MLSC-42) was formally inaugurated at Institute of Military Law (IML), Kamptee by Hon’ble Mr Justice Z A Haq, Judge, Bombay High Court at Nagpur Bench on 14 Jul 2014. The course of 4 weeks duration is being attended by Senior officers in the rank of Colonels, Lt Colonels & Majors. These officers hail from various locations and handle the discipline & vigilance cases of the Army as staff officers and play key role in dispensation of Military Justice amongst rank and file.
IML, Kamptee is a prestigious Category ‘A’ establishment located at Kamptee and imparts Training in Military and allied laws towards maintenance of discipline and administration of justice in the Forces. Apart from Army, Navy, Air Force & Paramilitary Forces officers belonging to Border Security Force, Coast Guard, GREF etc are also trained by IML, Kamptee in the stream of law.
The institute is commanded by Brig D K Ahluwalia and managed under his stewardship by a team of dedicated and competent officers belonging to Judge Advocate General’s Department. The Head of Department i.e. Judge Advocate General Maj Gen T Parshad is the Chief Legal Advisor of the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army. He imparts technical guidance to IML. The training supervision is governed by Headquarters Army Training Command (ARTRAC), Lt Gen B S Sachar, SM, VSM is the Chief of Staff and Lt Gen Sanjeev Madhok, AVSM, VSM, the General Officer Commanding -in- Chief, ARTRAC. These dignitaries have visited IML in past and provided the guidance and care for infrastructure progression and quality education of the student officers.
While addressing the student officers Justice Z A Haq said that discipline is the backbone of Indian Army and maintenance of discipline is Sine-qua-non for its efficiency. The Army earns a great respect from the countrymen since it works in extremely difficult conditions to provide security to the nation. The fair administration of justice in the Army keeps the faith of soldier in Military Judicial System intact and boosts the functional efficiency.
He called upon the officers attending the course to understand the nuances of law properly which would make them confident in handling their duties efficiently and as per laid down law. Brig D K Ahluwalia, Commandant in his opening address welcomed Justice Z A Haq and emphasized upon the student officers the need of keeping abreast with latest developments in the field of law. He further stated that the increased litigation before Armed Forces Tribunals, High Courts and the Supreme Court can be efficiently handled only when the disciplinary proceedings are judiciously conducted as per law. The hands of Military Commanders which are empowered by Military Law to punish offender and prevent offences can be strengthened when the legal advisors perform their duties in tune with professional ethics and keeping the Human angle in mind. The course will conclude on 09 Aug 2014.