The Armed Forces Tribunal established under the Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007 for adjudication and trial of disputes and complaints with respect to commission, appointments, enrolment and conditions of service in respect of those covered by the Three Services Act and for hearing of appeals arising out of orders, findings or sentences of court-martial. The Tribunal has original jurisdiction in service matters and appellate jurisdiction in court martial matters.
As per the Gazette of India Notification dated 18th November, 2009 the Armed Forces Tribunal, Kolkata Bench, Kolkata was inaugurated on 21st November, 2009 by Hon’ble Mr. Justice A. K. Mathur, Chairperson, Armed Forces Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi in the presence of Distinguished Judges from Hon’ble Calcutta High Court, Lt. Gen V.K. Singh ,PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC, G.O.C. Eastern Command, Kolkata, Mr Justice Sadhan Kumar Gupta, Hon’ble Member(Judicial) and Lt. General Madan Gopal, PVSM, AVSM, Hon’ble Member(Administrative) and started functioning w.e.f. 23rd November, 2009.
This Bench has the territorial jurisdiction over the States of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. At present the Bench is functioning at 0-6, Clyde Row, Hastings, Kolkata-700 022.