Army (Amendment) Rules, 2022: S.R.O. 6(E) dated 06.06.2022
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
(Department of Defence)
New Delhi, the 6th June, 2022.
S.R.O. 6(E).—In exercise of powers conferred by section 191 of the Army Act, 1950 (46 of 1950), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Army Rules, 1954, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called the Army (Amendment) Rules, 2022.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In rule 16A of the Army Rules, 1954, –
(i) in sub-rule (4), the proviso shall be omitted;
(ii) after sub-rule (4), the following shall be inserted, namely:-
“(4)(a). The Central Government may, if considered necessary, in public interest, so to do, appoint as Chief of Defence Staff, an officer who is serving as Lieutenant General or General or an officer who has retired in the rank of Lieutenant General or General but has not attained the age of sixty-two years on the date of his appointment:
Provided that the Central Government may, if considered necessary, in public interest, so to do, extend the service of the Chief of Defence Staff for such period as it may deem necessary subject to a maximum age of sixty-five years.”
[F. No. 9/1/2017-PO(Def)-Part I]
SATISH SINGH, Jt. Secy.
Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide S.R.O. 484, dated the 27th November, 1954 and last amended, vide S.R.O. 17(E), dated the 28th December, 2019.