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Supreme Court refuses to accept Centre’s request for NDA exam for women from 2022

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  • Induction of women in NDA cannot be delayed by a year, the Supreme Court observed

New Delhi: Rejecting the Centre’s proposal to hold NDA exam for women in 2022, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed UPSC to issue notification for the 2021 exams on November 14.

On Tuesday, the Centre had told the Supreme Court that there was not enough time to let women take the NDA exam this year. It had said that the notification for UPSC NDA exam for women would be issued in May next year. Requesting for the November 14 exam to be skipped, it said that a committee had been formed to prepare a training curriculum for women candidates. Also, other facilities would have to be designed differently.

However, the court refused to entertain the request, observing that if exams were conducted in May 2022, the intake would happen in January 2023. Things could not be delayed for a year, the bench of Justices SK Kaul and BR Gavai noted.

The bench observed that the armed forces were the best response team to deal with emergency situations. It expressed hope that they would be able to put in place arrangements to pave the way for induction of women in NDA without further delay.

“It is difficult for us to accept this submission from the Centre in view of the aspirations of the candidates willing to take the exam,” it added.

 

 

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