Permanent Commission for Women in Navy about gender equality in true spirit, Naval Commander Seema Chaudhary tells Supreme Court
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Permanent Commission for Women in Navy about gender equality in true spirit, Naval Commander Seema Chaudhary tells Supreme Court

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

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The Supreme Court recently concluded hearings in the Indian Navy’s appeal challenging the 2015 verdict of the Delhi High Court that had allowed the grant of Permanent Commission for women in the Navy (Union of India & Ors.vs. Lt. Cdr. Annie Nagaraj & Ors etc. etc)..

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.

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