SC says yes to permanent commission for women in navy, says can't continue making excuses to deny equal rights to women officers

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said denying permanent commission to women officers who have served the nation would result in serious miscarriage of justice

Press Trust of India March 17, 2020 12:59:02 IST
SC says yes to permanent commission for women in navy, says can't continue making excuses to deny equal rights to women officers

New Delhi: Maintaining that women and men officers should be treated equally, the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday cleared permanent commission for women in the Navy.

SC says yes to permanent commission for women in navy says cant continue making excuses to deny equal rights to women officers

File image of the Supreme Court. AP

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said denying permanent commission to women officers who have served the nation would result in serious miscarriage of justice.

It said there cannot be gender discrimination in granting permanent commission to women officers in the Navy after the statutory bar was lifted by the Centre to allow entry of women.

"Once statutory bar was lifted to allow entry of women officers then male and female officers are to be treated equally in granting permanent commission," the court said.

 

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