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Mar 17, 2020
10:47PM

Supreme Court clears permanent commission for women in Indian Navy

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Maintaining that women and men officers should be treated equally, the Supreme Court today cleared permanent commission for women in the Navy and asked the Centre to complete the modalities within three months.

A bench headed by Justice D Y Chandrachud said, there cannot be any excuses for not granting gender equality in the armed forces and a level playing field is needed. It said, denying permanent commission to women officers who have served the nation would result in a serious miscarriage of justice.

The bench, also comprising Justice Ajay Rastogi, rejected the Centre's stand that sea sailing duties cannot be granted to SSC (Short Service Commission) women officers in the Navy as its Russian vessels do not have washrooms for them.

Such arguments, the court said, are contrary to the Centre's policy of 1991 and 1998 which lifted the statutory bar on the induction of women officers in the Navy.

The bench quashed the prospective effect of the policy barring women officers inducted before 2008 from being granted permanent commission in the Navy. It also granted pension benefits to women officers who have retired and were not granted permanent commission.


It said that there is enough documentary evidence to suggest women officers in the Navy have brought accolades to the force.

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