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Women Should be Granted Permanent Commission in Indian Army: SC

G Plus News | February 17, 2020 11:50 hrs

GUWAHATI: A Supreme Court bench ruled that women should be granted permanent commission in the Indian Army.

A bench comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Ajoy Rastogi pronounced its order on a plea by some women officers of the Army seeking extension of permanent commission rules for women officers.

It is to be mentioned that the women petitioners, who joined the Army via Short-Service Commission, were granted an initial extension of five years after serving five mandatory years. This was then increased by four more years, without a policy. 

The women officers would have to retire after 14 years of service, with lesser benefits than their male counterparts.

"It is an insult to women as well as the Army when aspersions are cast on women, their ability and their achievements in the Army,"  quoted Live Law.

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