SC gave 1 month to the govt permanent commission to women in the army

The case for giving permanent commission to women in the army: Supreme Court gave one more month to the government

The Central Government submits before the court through the Ministry of Defense (MoD) that the decision-making process is almost in the final stages and only formal orders are yet to be issued in the case.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday gave the central government one more month to ensure full compliance with the February verdict given for permanent commissions and command posts for eligible women officers in the army.

A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud was hearing an application filed by the Center seeking directions for extension of six months for permanent commission and implementation of command posts for eligible women officers in the army.

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The central government, through the Ministry of Defense (MoD), submits before the court that the decision-making process is almost in the final stages and only formal orders are yet to be issued in the case. The Ministry of Defense asked for six months’ time due to the delay in the already ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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It further submitted and clarified that the orders of the apex court would be complied with in true letter and spirit. The apex court had said in February that women should be considered for command roles and all women officers are entitled to a permanent commission.