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
The Indian Navy is gearing up to induct more women in its fold, and will soon allow them to take up various roles on a warship, including that of a sailor.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the nation is proud of the six women officers of the Indian Navy who will embark next month on a mission to circumnavigate the globe
Defence ministry bats for greater inclusivity of female officers, asks army to identify avenues for women
The Defence ministry has asked all wings of the Indian Army to come up with suggestions by 31 July on roles women officers can be given.
A need to evolve a "joint operational philosophy" for all three armed services was stressed at the Army Commanders' Conference in New Delhi while Army chief Bipin Rawat called for speeding up the force's modernisation programme, an official statement said on Sunday.
These women officers handle 52 percent of Budget related work of the government.
The Indian Navy has announced that women officers completing seven years in the service will get permanent commission.