Supreme Court allows women to appear for NDA exam
The Supreme Court on Wednesday passed an interim order allowing women to appear for the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
The SC bench in this regard rebuked the Army for not allowing women to sit for the examination, thus disallowing them for permanent commission in the army.
The apex court stated that it was discriminatory on the part of the Army to exclusively allow male candidates to sit for the exam, barring women from the same. If women can enter through IMA or OTA, then why not NDA, the SC asked.
The order was passed by a bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy. It was hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) challenging the centre’s policy of not permitting female candidates to appear for the NDA and Naval Academy Examination.
(Edited by Shankar Turha)
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