By Neha Sinha, Updated : Jun 15, 2020 15:40 IST
Can Women Army officers get Command Positions?

According to our nation women Army did not get the command roles as their position earlier but now it had been changed . The Supreme court today announced that Women Army officers also can get the command position on per with male officers . It all depends on Government argument discriminating or biased and based on stereotype . Supreme Court bench comprising Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Ajoy Rastogi on Monday sates that women should be granted permanent commission in the Indian Army. 

Permanent Commission on women Army

The supreme court bunch statements on its order by some women Army officers seeking extension of permanent commission rules for women Army officers . permanent commission was restricted in women Army , departments of Army education crops , and the judge Advocate general branch , till the date of September 2019. In that year September central government ordered that permanent commission option should open for women in 10 other departments based on command designation. This will require that officers should have expertise on particular commanding fields . The women petitioners, who joined the Army via Short-Service Commission, were granted an initial extension of five years after serving five mandatory years. This was  increased by four more years, without a policy. The women officers would have to retire after 14 years of service, with lesser benefits than their male counterparts.

Decision by central on women Army

Last week, the Centre had told  to the Supreme Court that women are not suitable for command positions in Army as male troops are  'not yet prepared' to accept women officers. 'The composition of rank and file being male, and predominantly drawn from rural background, to prevailing societal norms,  troops are not yet mentally schooled to accept women officers in command,' the Centre said in an affidavit.  The Supreme Court noted that  arguments presented by the Centre are  'contrary to its own policy' of 2019 on extending permanent commission optional for women. It observed that the Centre's arguments for opposing permanent commission roles by citing physiological features perpetuated 'gender stereotypes'. The Supreme Court ruled permanent commission should be granted to women in  Army all of roles, except combat operations. 'Considering the Delhi HC judgment, Union had the obligation to grant female officers permanent commission," the Supreme Court was quoted as saying by Live Law.

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