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SC to decide today if women officers will command Army units

Feb 17, 2020 10:23 IST

The Supreme Court will decide today on giving command position to women officers in the Indian Army and whether they should be granted permanent commission on par with male officers. In a note to the court, the government had pointed out several issues, including 'physical prowess' and 'physiological limitations', as challenges for women officers. The Centre in its note said, the composition of rank and file being male, predominantly from rural backgrounds, with prevailing societal norms, troops are not yet mentally schooled to accept women officers in command of units. The court had said 'administrative will' and 'change of mindset' are required on the issue of giving command posts to women officers in the Army.

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