The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Centre to grant permanent commission (PC) to all women officers in the Army.
The Supreme Court said that after the 2010 judgment of Delhi High Court, Centre should grant permanent commission to women officers.
The court said that the permanent commission would apply to all women officers in the Army, irrespective of their years of service.
While reading out the order on the Centre’s appeal challenging the Delhi High Court’s ruling in 2010 for granting permanent commission to women officers in the Army, Justice DY Chandrachud said, “Women in the Army is an evolutionary process.”
The Top Court said Centre’s contentions regarding issue of physiological limitations and social norms to deny an opportunity to women officers is disturbing and can’t be accepted.
“Centre, by not giving permanent commission to women officers, had prejudiced the case,” the Apex Court said.