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The Supreme Court has concluded hearings in the case regarding the grant of permanent commission for women in the Navy. Naval Commander Seema Chaudhary recently filed written submissions in the matter
Written submissions made in the matter by Commander Seema Chaudhary emphasise that the grant of Permanent Commission to woman Naval Officers is "not a welfare measure" sought by women officers. Rather,
"The issue is about allowing Women, who are competent and capable, equal opportunity in Nation Building Roles. Indian Armed Forces are amongst the most respected Armed Forces in the World and women officers should be allowed a fair chance to serve as proud officers, in service to the nation. It is about being fair, just and reasonable and allowing the gender equality in true spirit and purport."
Commander Seema Chaudhary was commissioned in the Indian Navy on August 6, 2007 in JAG Branch and is the only SSC JAG Branch Officer in the Navy.