Govt. grants permanent commission for women officers in Army

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NEW DELHI | JULY 23, 2020:

Five months after the Supreme Court passed the order, the Central Government on Thursday, June 23, issued a formal sanction letter to grant permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Army

An Army spokesperson stated that the order specifies grant of permission commission to Short Service Commissioned (SSD) women officers in all the ten streams of the Indian Army, besides the existing streams of Judge and Advocate General (JAG) and Army Educational Corps (AEC).

The spokesperson also mentioned that the order will pave the way to empower women officers.

He further informed that the Selection Board will be scheduled as soon as all the SSC women officers exercise their options and complete the documentation process.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of India, granted the Centre one more month to implement its verdict.

On February 17, the Court demanded the Centre grant permanent commission in respect to a 2010 order of the Delhi High Court. It was also ruled that women officers can receive "command and criteria" appointments in the Army on par with their male counterparts.

The court said that recruiting women in the Armed Force is an "evolutionary process".

The court added that the policy decisions of the Centre regarding the employment of women officers were "unique".

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