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Big win for women's rights! SC clears permanent commission for women in army

Feb 17, 2020 11:34 IST

In a big win for women's rights in India, the Supreme Court on Monday has upheld the Delhi High Court order clearing "command appointments" for women officers at par with male officers. The Supreme Court criticised the Centre for not implementing the judgment of the Delhi High Court which had held that women Short Service Commission officers should be granted permanent Commission at par with male counterparts. The top court observed that the submissions made by the government based on a written note they had submitted was a "flawed notion". The government had contended that "troops are not yet mentally schooled to accept women officers in command of units" since they are "predominantly drawn from a rural background". A Supreme Court bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Ajay Rastogi pulled up the government saying, "physiological features of women have no link to their rights. The mindset must change". The court also added that the permanent commission will apply to all women officers in the Army, irrespective of their years of service.

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