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The Navy Act, 1957
The Navy Act, 1957
An Act to consolidate and amend the law relating to the Government of the Indian Navy.
Ministry of Defence
Department of Military Affairs
1st January, 1958, vide notification S.R.O. 11(E), dated 31st December, 1957, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, 1958, Part II, s. 4(ii).
THE NAVY (PENSION) REGULATIONS, 1964
Regulations for the Navy Part I
Regulations for the Navy Part II
Regulations for the Navy Part IV
Regulations for the Navy Part III
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The Navy Act, 1957
THE NAVAL FORCES
SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO DISCIPLINE IN CERTAIN CASES
COMMISSIONS, APPOINTMENTS AND ENROLMENTS
CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
PROVISIONS AS TO PAY, PENSION, ETC., AND MAINTENANCE OF FAMILIES
ARTICLES OF WAR
PROVISIONS AS TO PUNISHMENTS
AUTHORITIES HAVING POWER TO AWARD PUNISHMENTS
Procedure of courts-martial
Rules as to evidence
Compensation to aggrieved persons out of fine
Power of courts-martial respecting contempt, etc
Lunacy of accused
Disposal of property
EXECUTION OF SENTENCES
JUDICAIL REVIEW OF COURTS-MARTIAL PROCEEDINGS
MODIFICATIONS OF FINDINGS AND SENTENCES, PARDONS AND COMMUTATION REMISSION AND SUSPENSION OF SENTENCES
OFFENCES IN RELATION TO COURTS-MARTIAL, DISCIPLINARY COURTS AND PRISONS
JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL OF THE NAVY AND OFFICERS OF HIS DEPARTMENT
DISPOSAL OF THE PRIVATE PROPERTY OF PERSONS DECEASED, MISSING, ETC.
REPEALS AND SAVINGS
Short title and commencement.
Persons subject to naval law.
Fundamental rights to apply to persons subject to naval law with modifications.
Power of Central Government to raise and maintain naval forces.
Provision respecting discipline of persons under engagement to serve Central Government.
Relations between the members of the Navy, Army and Air Force acting together.
Provision respecting discipline of master of merchant vessel under convoy.
Eligibility for appointment or enrolment.
Commissions and appointments.
Validity of enrolment.
Oath of allegiance.
Liability for service of officers and sailors.
Tenure of service of officers and sailors.
Discharge on expiry of engagement.
Provisions as to discharge.
Saving of powers of dismissal by naval tribunals.
Restrictions respecting right to form associations, freedom of speech, etc.
Immunity from attachment.
Immunity from arrest for debt.
Immunity of persons attending court-martial or disciplinary court from arrest.
Remedy of aggrieved persons.
Priority of hearing of cases concerning persons in the naval service.
Right of the Chief of the Naval Staff or commanding officers to obtain copies of judgments or orders made by a criminal court.
Saving of rights and privileges under other laws.
Deductions from pay, etc., not to be made unless authorized.
Deductions from pay and allowances of officers.
Deductions from pay and allowances of sailors.
Deductions awarded by naval tribunals.
Liability for maintenance of wife and children.
Limit of certain deductions.
Remission of deductions.
Misconduct by officers or persons in command.
Misconduct by persons other than those in command.
Delaying or discouraging action or service commanded.
Penalty for disobedience in action.
Penalty for spying.
Correspondence, etc., with the enemy.
Improper communication with the enemy.
Deserting post and neglect of duty.
Punishment for mutiny.
Persons on board ships or aircraft seducing naval personnel from allegiance.
Striking superior officers.
Disobedience and insubordination.
Quarrelling, fighting and disorderly behavior.
Inducing person to desert.
Breaking out of ship and absence without leave.
Uncleanness or indecent acts.
Cruelty and conduct unbecoming the character of an officer.
Losing ship or aircraft.
Dangerous unauthorised flying.
Low flying and annoyance by flying
Disobedience of lawful command of captain of an aircraft.
Offences by officers in charge of convoy
Taking unauthorised goods on board ship
Offences in respect of property.
Falsifying official documents and false declarations.
Penalty for endeavouring to stir up disturbance on account of unwholesomeness of victuals or other just grounds.
Offences in respect of papers relating to prize.
Offences in respect of price.
Offences in respect of persons on board a prize ship.
Unlawful taking of ransoming a prize
Breaking bulk on board a prize ship.
Violation of the Act, regulations and orders.
Offences in relation to Court-martial.
Escape from custody
Failure to assist in detention of offenders.
Penalty for failure to attend by members of reserve forces when called up.
Offences against good order and naval discipline
Abetment of offences.
Jurisdiction as to place and offences.
Jurisdiction as to time
Trial after a person ceases to be subject to naval law
Provisions as to award of punishment
Power to issue warrants of arrest.
Arrest without warrant.
Procedure and conditions of naval custody.
Investigation after arrest.
Duty to receive or keep in custody.
Procedure before trial.
Joinder of charges.
Acts amounting to different offences.
Joinder of accused person
Power of court-martial and commanding officers to try offences
Power of Central Government, Chief of the Naval Staff and other officers to impose forfeiture of time or seniority
Disciplinary Courts when may be constituted.
Constitution and procedure of disciplinary courts.
Constitution of courts-martial.
Where courts-martial to be held.
Trial judge advocate
Courts-martial to be public.
Commencement of proceedings.
Objections to members.
Administering oath or affirmation
Opening of prosecution case.
Calling of prosecution witness not in the original list
Swearing of interpreter and shorthand-writer.
Objection to interpreter or shorthand-writer.
Swearing of witnesses.
Plea of no case and defence of accused
Adjournment to view
Summing up by the trial judge advocate
Duties of the trial judge advocate
Duties of the court
Retirement to consider finding
Announcement of the finding
Drawing up of the finding
Evidence of character and previous convictions
Consideration of the sentence
Announcement of the sentence
Provisions relating to dissolution of courts-martial
Ascertaining the opinion of the court
Finding that the offence was committed with intent involving less degree of punishment
Finding lesser offence proved on charge of greater offence
Transmission of proceedings to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy
Right of accused to copy of proceedings and sentence
Application of the Evidence Act
Accused competent witness for defence
Presumption as to certain documents
Summoning of witnesses
Commissions for examination of witnesses
Examination of witnesses on commission
Power to summon and examine material witnesses
Power of court to pay compensation out of fine
Summary punishment for contempt of court person subject to naval law
Summary punishment for contempt of court by person not subject to naval law
Powers of court-martial when certain offences are committed by persons not subject to naval law
Powers of courts martial and disciplinary courts in relation to proceedings under this Act
Accused found insane during trial
Lunacy of the accused at the time of offence
Disposal of property pending trial
Disposal of property regarding which offence is committed
Form of sentence of death
Interim custody until execution of sentence of death
Execution of sentences of death
Place of imprisonment and detention
Commencement of sentence
Imprisonment of offender already under sentence
Change of place of confinement
Discharge or removal of prisoners
Time of detention in naval custody
Removal of insane prisoners
Naval prisons and naval detention quarters
Execution of sentence of fine
Power to make regulations in respect of naval prisons and detention quarters.
Judicial review by the Judge Advocate General of the Navy.
Consideration by the Chief of the Naval Staff.
Petitions to the Central Government or Chief of the Naval Staff against findings or sentences
Powers of Central Government and the Chief of the Naval Staff in respect of findings and sentences.
Provision relating to parole.
Suspension of sentences.
Offences by persons not subject to naval law in relation to courts-martial and disciplinary courts.
Penalties for aiding escape or attempt to escape of prisoners and for breach of prison regulations.
Penalty as regards gaolers, etc.
Appointment of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy and his subordinate officers
Functions of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy.
Discharge of functions of the Judge Advocate General of the Navy in his absence.
Disposal of property of deceased sailors.
Disposal of property of deceased officers.
Decision of questions as to ship and service debts and other debts in ship or quarters.
Nature of the powers of commanding officer or Committee of Adjustment.
Powers of Central Government to hand over estate of deceased persons to the AdministratorGeneral.
Disposal of surplus by prescribed persons.
Disposal of effects not converted into money.
Termination of liability of commanding officer, Committee, prescribed person and the Central Government.
Saving of rights of representative.
Application of sections 171 to 179 to persons of unsound mind.
Appointment of Standing Committee of Adjustment in certain cases.
Exercise of powers by other persons.
Forfeiture of effects for absence without leave.
Power to make regulations.
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Power to make regulations with retrospective effect
Regulations to be laid before Parliament.
Provisions as to existing naval forces, appointments, etc.
Power of officers of the Royal Navy.
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