New Delhi: The court has slammed the Army for not giving permanent commission to women despite an apex court order. The Supreme Court said that you have contempt of court, yet an opportunity is being given to you. Earlier, the apex court had given a historic verdict that women in the army should get a permanent commission. Women cannot be discriminated against.
After the court's decision, many women have been given a permanent commission in the army, but some women have not been given a permanent commission for medical or any other reason. 72 such women have filed contempt of court petitions in the apex court. The case was heard in the Supreme Court on Friday, in which the court addressed a lot about the army's attitude. However, today the Army counsel told the court that we are ready to give permanent commission to 11 women officers who have approached the apex court.
The court said that even after a clear court order, the army is not giving permanent commission to women citing technical reasons. Justice DY Chandrachud said prima facie it appears that there has been contempt of a court order, yet we give an opportunity that the army rectifies its mistake. The army again reported that at present only 14 out of 72 women have been found medically unfit.