Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Supreme Court of India asks government to clarify stand on women officers

The Supreme Court of India posed some tough questions yesterday to the counsel representing the Union of India during the hearing of an appeal filed by the Central Government against a verdict of the Delhi High Court striking down the discrimination with regard to grant of Permanent Commission to women Short Service Commissioned Officers of certain branches of the military vis-a-vis their male counterparts.

The Court expressed its displeasure on the fact that on one hand achievements by women in the military were being highlighted by the Government, and on the other hand a contrary stand was taken in the Court.

The Supreme Court has granted a week’s time to the Government to seek instructions in the matter.

A report in the Hindustan Times can be accessed here.

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