National

SC asks Army to take decision on granting permanent commission to 8 women officers

ANI | November 20, 2019 11:20 AM

New Delhi: The Supreme Court granted another opportunity to the Indian Army to take a final decision on granting Permanent Commission (PC) to eight women Army officers, against the bar on their absorption in the armed forces, the lawyer appearing for women Army officers told ANI.

 

"One another opportunity has been given to the Indian Army to consider granting Permanent Commission to eight women officers, who had approached the Apex court in 2010," the lawyer, Aishwarya Bhatti, told ANI on Tuesday.

 

The PC would be granted for consideration by the Army to those women Army officers, who had approached the apex court, seeking a direction in this regard, according to Bhatti.

 

After being apprised by the Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain, that the issue is being already considered for giving the women Army officers the PC, the SC bench, headed by Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud, said, "We can pass an order but we are giving you an opportunity to take credit for it."

 

ASG Jain today told the apex court that the central government had finally decided and agreed to grant PC, but the decision left out the women who had first approached the court in this regard.

 

In an affidavit filed by the Union of India, it had stated that the three wings of the armed forces -- Army, Navy and Air force -- and the Ministry of Defence (MOD) are actively considering the issue of parity between male and female officers in securing the PC in the Armed forces, with regard to the various pending and concluded litigations before various Courts. (ANI)

Have something to say? Post your comment
Must Read
Sukhbir Badal demands immediate dismissal of Kangar and Dhillon and registration of a murder case against them
Sukhbir Badal demands immediate dismissal of Kangar and Dhillon and registration of a murder case against them
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
Costly electricity issue an acid test for Captain-Jakhar and Gandhis: AAP
 Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Jalandhar (Rural) Police busted inter-state liquor vends gang, Four held with Pistol
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
Chidambaram commends Punjab Assembly for taking up resolution against CAA today
DC inaugurates six ‘she boxes’ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
DC inaugurates six ‘she boxes’ in city for prompt redressal of complaints regarding crime against women
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
ADC (D) launches booklet on completion of 50 years of soil & water conservation department
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Cabinet Ministers Tript Bajwa and Balbir Sidhu announces grant of Rs 5 lac & 2 lac respectively to Shaheed Udham Singh Memorial Bhawan Society
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Awareness leads to change in mindset towards girl child: Balbir Singh Sidhu
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Balbir Sidhu advocates fixing of medicines' prices on salt not brand
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Capt Amarinder reiterates demand for VGF from centre for Biomass Power & Solar Hybrid Power Projects
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Punjab govt under Capt Amarinder Singh goes in for sweeping legal reforms to deal with crime against women & children
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance
Capt Amarinder led Punjab cabinet okays enactment of water resources management ordinance