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Explain the refusal of PC to some female officers, SC tells the Center | India News


NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Center to explain why permanent commission was not granted to some female army officers who have since approached the court claiming the decision was “illegal” and smelled of “great arbitrariness “.
A bench of judges DY Chandrachud, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee also asked the government not to take any “precipitating action” in support of their decision, meaning that women officers who were not given a permanent commission would not be relieved. from your post without court approval.
The additional attorney general, Sanjay Jain, told the court that there was no illegality in the process and asked for a period of two weeks to submit a detailed response.
So far, some 50 female officers have addressed the court against the denial of the permanent commission.
Leading advocates PS Patwalia and Meenakshi Arora told the court that the Center’s claim that 422 officers had been awarded PC was incorrect, as only 277 officers had been approved so far. They noted that even those officers whose contributions to defense services were recognized by the higher court in its judgment have been denied the CP.

Times of India