In a major boosts to female officers in navy, supreme court of India has favoured for the permanent commsion of women in navy.
What the issue is?
Since a decision by the navy in September 26, 2008, there has been no permanent commission for women officers joining after the said date except for those in the education, law and naval architecture branches. The SC slammed the Indian Navy for “gender discrimination” and “unreasonable classification.” and favoured the permanent commission of women officers in all wings after they complete their short service stints.
The SC observation came after hearing an appeal filed by the Navy and Defence Ministry against the Delhi High Court order, asking it to grant permanent commission to 19 women officers in the fields of education, logistics and ATC.