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About 200 serving Officers have moved the courts challenging the Army’s promotion policies favouring the infantry and artillery. The dissent has been triggered off by a policy adopted by the Army Headquarters in 2009 for promotions to the ranks of Colonel, Brigadier, Major General and Lieutenant General. The disproportionate number of vacancies to the Infantry and Artillery arms leaves far fewer promotion prospects for Officers of other arms and services. In March 2015, the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) upheld the contention of the petitioners saying this reservation policy violated Article 14 of the Constitution which guarantees the right of equality of opportunity. When the government appealed, the Supreme Court stayed the AFT’s ruling but urged the government to expedite its submission.