SC grants permanent commission for women officers in Navy

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New Delhi: Women officers can sail with the same efficiency as male officers, the Supreme Court said today as it cleared permanent commission for women in the Indian Navy.

The Bench, headed by Justice DY Chandrachud, directed the Centre to grant permanent commission to serving women officer in Navy within three months with increments.

It said there cannot be gender discrimination in granting permanent commission to women officers in the navy after the statutory bar was lifted by the centre to allow entry of women.

“Once statutory bar was lifted to allow entry of women officers then male and female officers are to be treated equally in granting permanent commission,” the court said.

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