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November 30, 2020

The Chhattisgarh

Beyond The Region

Permanent commission to women in the army: center asks for 6 months more time

New Delhi. Citing the lockdown caused by Kovid-19, the Center has sought six months more time from the Supreme Court to abide by its decision to give permanent commission to qualified women officers in the army. The Center has said that he should be given an additional 6 months exemption so that he can also make provisions for them in the command post. In an application, the Ministry of Defense stated, “Applicants have begun the process to follow the instructions issued by the court. However, due to the corona epidemic and the ensuing lockdown some more time is required to complete the process.”

Justice D.Y. Chandrachud will hear the matter on Tuesday.

The apex court ruled on 17 February, stating that female officers should be treated at par with their male counterparts.

The decision came 14 years after 11 women officers were sued in the Delhi High Court.