Center to delay grant of permanent commission to women in navy till 31 December

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New Delhi The Supreme Court has extended the deadline to implement its decision to give permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Navy till 31 December. The Supreme Court has extended the extension of the implementation of the Permanent Commission order to women in the Navy by three months. The central government will now have to implement this order by 31 December 2020.

The country’s top court, in a judgment on March 17, had called for permanent commission of women in the Navy. The Supreme Court had said that female and male officers should be treated equally. Along with this, the court approved a permanent commission for women in the Navy and asked the Center to complete its modalities within three months. A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee said that women officers of the Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Indian Navy are being given time till December 31 to give permanent commissions.

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