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COMMANDERS-IN-CHIEF (CHANGE IN DESIGNATION) ACT

Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 19 of 1955


  • Schedules
  • Act nº 19 of 1955

Preamble

THE COMMANDERS-IN-CHIEF (CHANGE IN DESIGNATION) ACT, 1955

[Act, No. 19 of 1955]

[3rd May, 1955]

PREAMBLE

An Act to amend certain enactments for the purpose of changing the designation of the Commanders-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

Section 1. Short title and extent

(1) This Act may be called the Commanders-in-Chief (Change in Designation) Act, 1955.

(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

Section 2. Amendment of certain enactments [Repealed]

1[***]

1. Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1960 (58 of 1960), Section 2 and Sch.


Section 3. Construction of references to Commanders-in-Chief in enactments or instruments

Any reference, by whatever form of words, to the Commander-in-Chief of the regular Army, the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Navy, and the Commander-in-Chief of the Air Force, in any law for the time being in force, or in any instrument or other document, shall be construed as a reference to the Chief of the Army Staff, the Chief of the Naval Staff, and the Chief of the Air Staff respectively.

Schedules

Schedule

THE SCHEDULE

1[***]

1. Repealed by the Repealing and Amending Act, 1960. Prior to Repeal, the schedule was as under:-

THE SCHEDULE

(See section 2)

Year

No.

Short title

Amendments

1

2

3

4

1881

13

The Fort William Act, 1881.

In section 3, for the words 'The Commander-in-Chief, Indian Army', the words 'The Chief of the Army Staff' shall be substituted.

1934

34

The Indian Navy (Discipline) Act, 1934.

Throughout the Act, for the words 'the Commander-in-Chief, Indian Navy' wherever they occur, the words 'the Chief of the Naval Staff' shall be substituted.

1948

31

The National Cadet Corps Act, 1948.

In sub-section (I) of section 12, for clauses (e), (f) and (g), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely :-

"(e) the Chief of the Army Staff, ex officio;

(f) the Chief of the Naval Staff, ex officio;

(g) the Chief of the Air Staff, ex officio;

1950

45

The Air Force Act, 1950.

(1) In section 4, for clause (xiv), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:-

"(xiv) 'chief of the Air Staff' means the officer commanding the Air Force;".

(2) Throughout the Act, unless otherwise expressly provided, for the words 'the Commander-in-Chief', wherever they occur, the words 'the Chief of the Air Staff' shall be substituted.

1950

46

The Army Act, 1950

(1) In section 3, for clause (iv), the follow-ing clause shall be substituted, namely;-

"(iv) 'Chief of the Army Staff' means the officer commanding the regular Army ;".

(2) Throughout the Act, unless otherwise expressly provided, for the words 'the Commander-in-Chief', wherever they occur, the words 'the Chief of the Army Staff' shall be substituted.

1943

30

The Indian Military Nursing Service Ordinance, 1943.

In sections 7 and 11, for the words 'Commander-in-Chief, Indian Army' the words 'Chief of the Army Staff', shall be substituted.