Supreme Court rules no gender discrimination in Navy

2020-03-18 10:30:48 Marine News

In a landmark judgment, Supreme Court asserts there cannot be gender discrimination in granting permanent commission to women officers in the Navy.

Denying permanent commission to women officer a serious miscarriage of justice

Maintaining that women and men officers should be treated equally, the Supreme Court on Tuesday 17 Feb, 2020 cleared permanent commission for women in the Navy and asked the Centre to complete the modalities within three months. It said, denying permanent commission to women officers who have served the nation would result in a serious miscarriage of justice.

Once the statutory bar was lifted to allow entry of women officers, then male and female officers are to be treated equally

Earlier, Navy allowed permanent Commission to Women officers from 2008 onwards only. The bench quashed the prospective effect of the policy barring women officers inducted before 2008 from being granted permanent commission in the Navy. It also granted pension benefits to women officers who have retired and were not granted permanent commission. It said that, once the statutory bar was lifted to allow entry of women officers into the Navy, then male and female officers are to be treated equally in granting permanent commission.

Other Marine News

Advertisement