This handbook has been written with an aim to serve as a ready reference for the officers of the Indian Army who would like to know something about their legal rights and responsibilities. It covers important definitions, rights and privileges, conditions of service, jurisdiction, military crimes, court of inquiry, administrative action, grievance redress, summary punishments, court martial process, and jurisdiction and power of the armed forces tribunal. It includes provisions contained in the Indian Penal Code, the Code of criminal procedure and the Indian Evidence Act, as they relate to the personnel of the Indian Army.
Other contemporary issues included in the book are the aid to civil power, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, the role of the National Human Rights Commission, Rights to Information Act, Geneva Conventions and the International humanitarian law as applicable in the UN peacekeeping missions.
The Handbook covers the syllabus of Part B and D promotion examination and DSSC entrance examination.