Permanent commission to Army women in 2 months

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Published: Monday, August 2, 2010, 13:12 [IST]

Permanent commission to Army women soon

New Delhi, Aug 2: Government told the Supreme Court on Monday, Aug 2 that the Army will grant permanent commission to women in two months time in education and judge advocate journal cores.

The apex court had asked the Defence ministry in Jul 2010 to produce an Army notification that makes women ineligible for permanent commission in the regular Army.

The direction of court had come during the hearing on an appeal filed by the Army against a verdict of the Delhi High Court by which it was directed to extend permanent commission to women officer in the regular Army.

The Indian Air Force has already granted permanent commission to women.

The ministry took the stand that a notification issued in pursuance of Section 12 of the Army Act, 1950 excluded women from getting permanent commission in the regular Army.

OneIndia News

 

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