New Delhi: “To cast aspersions on women based on gender is, in fact, an affront to the entire Army where men and women serve as equal soldiers,” mentioned the courtroom in a big judgement on Monday.
The highest courtroom dominated that ladies officers ought to get everlasting fee (PC) within the Military and emphasised on the need to alter the mindset to “put to end gender discrimination” in armed power.
The apex courtroom granted three months time to Centre to implement this order. A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud mentioned that there isn’t a floor to disclaim girls officers PC even when they’ve accomplished 14 years guidelines.
Justice Chandrachud cited examples of main girls officers — Captain Tanya Shergill and Captain Madhumita. The courtroom additionally famous girls officers as convoy commanders in Leh, Udhamnagar and so on.
The courtroom directed the Centre to grant everlasting fee to all girls officers who go for it. Additionally, it directed that the ladies officers shall even be eligible for command posting in Military.
This new coverage will profit all Brief Service Fee (SSC) girls officers, famous the highest courtroom. “SSC women officers with less than 14 years, as well as beyond 14 years of service will be granted PC,” the courtroom noticed.
For ladies officers in command task, the highest courtroom mentioned there can’t be absolute exclusion of ladies officers, and ladies can’t be completely dominated out for command assignments and it ought to be thought of on a case by case foundation.