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39 of 71 women Army officers eligible for permanent commission: Government tells SC

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New Delhi: A total of 39 women Army officers, of the 71 who had moved an application in the Supreme Court, are eligible for permanent commission, the government told the Supreme Court on Friday.

The 71 women had approached the court after they were denied permanent commission.

The eligible 39 women officers will now be allowed a career in Army until their retirement.

The Supreme Court has ordered the government to grant the officers their new service status within seven working days.

The file of every applicant was examined independently after the SC demanded the reasons for disqualification of all the applicants.

The government informed the court that seven women officers were medically unfit and 25 had “issues of discipline”.

The Apex Court has now asked the government to give a detailed explanation of why these 25 were not eligible.

In March this year, the Supreme Court had ordered that all women Short Service Commission officers who cleared the qualification criteria should be granted permanent commission.

 

 

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