12 Nov, 2021 10:58p.m.

Centre assures of permanent commission for women Army officers


The central government on Friday said it will roll out the permanent commission option for all eligible women Army officers after the Supreme Court warned the forces of contempt.

An SC bench, comprising justices DY Chandrachud and AS Bopanna, was hearing a petition filed by the 11 officers who alleged the Army of non-compliance of the apex court’s orders. The officers said the Army was denying them permanent commission despite fulfilling the eligibility criteria as mentioned by the top court.

Additional solicitor general of India Sanjay Jain said the court’s orders will be duly implemented and all the aggrieved women officers will be granted permanent commission subject to limitations stated in the previous judgement.

The court said if any officer was found unsuitable for permanent commission, the same would have to be communicated specifying the reason for rejection.

After SC cautioned Army of contempt, Centre assures it'll roll out Permanent Commission option to all eligible women Army officers.

Centre tell SC that swift decision will be made within 10 days with regard to 11 women Army officers who approached SC for Permanent Commission. pic.twitter.com/HhikP1lBeW

— ANI (@ANI) November 12, 2021

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