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February 26 2022
Permanent Commission for women army officers: Still a long way to go
The Supreme Court has said that the Indian army’s evaluation criteria for granting permanent commission for women officers is arbitrary and irrational. The Court recognized that societal structures have been created by men and for men. When the law itself is structured towards a male standpoint, the court cannot apply it as it is to […]
March 11 2022
Why is the army not allowed to use social media?
The government recently passed a policy that bans members of the Army from using social networking platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. Further, the government ordered army members to delete their social media accounts. This government order was challenged before the Delhi High Court in a petition saying that the ban violates the fundamental rights […]
March 04 2022
Did you know that women can take the admission exam to the National Defence Academy (NDA)?
The Supreme Court has passed a temporary order allowing women candidates to appear for the NDA examination. The Court further asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) to give the court order wide publicity. Here are some other instances where courts have upheld gender equality in the Indian armed forces: Granting Permanent Commission […]
February 23 2022
Gender Equality in the Armed Forces: Permanent Commission
The Supreme Court has asked the Central Government for an update on the status of women army officers’ permanent commission. Women army officers had approached the Court claiming that less than 50% of the women officers have been granted permanent commission by the Indian Army. What is Permanent Commission? Permanent commission (PC) allows officers […]