Women in army, Supreme Court
Women in army, Supreme Court
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Permanent Commission for Women in Army: Centre seeks six months for implementation, Supreme Court gives one month

The Ministry of Defence submitted that the decision making is at a final stage and that only formal orders remain to be issued.

Debayan Roy

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court today gave the Centre one month time to implement its order to give all women army officers under the Short Service Commission (SSC) a permanent commission in the army.

Today's direction was issued by the Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph following a plea by the Ministry of Defence seeking six months' time to implement the Court's February order to grant permanent commission to eligible women officers in the army and make provisions enabling them to hold command posts.

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