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Indian Army Grants Permanent Commission To 147 More Women SSC Officers


The girls officers who weren’t granted PC in November 2020 moved to the highest court docket. (Representational)

New Delhi:

A complete of 147 extra girls brief service fee (SSC) officers of the Indian Army have been granted everlasting fee as per the revised parameters set by the Supreme Court in March this yr, the Defence Ministry stated on Wednesday.

The Supreme Court on March 25 had stated the Army’s analysis standards for granting everlasting fee (PC) to girls SSC officers systematically discriminated towards them.

“The women officers were re-considered as per directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and fresh results have now been de-classified. Consequently, 147 more women officers are being granted PC, taking the total PC granted to 424 out of the 615 officers considered,” the ministry stated in a press release.

The outcomes of some girls officers have been withheld for administrative causes and awaiting the end result of the clarification petition filed by the central authorities within the Supreme Court, it added.

The high court docket, in a landmark ruling in February 2020, had directed the Centre to make sure that girls SSC officers are given PC within the Army, together with command postings.

Therefore, the Army had constituted a particular choice board in September 2020 to display screen girls officers. The outcomes had been declared in November 2020.

The girls officers who weren’t granted PC in November 2020 moved to the Supreme Court. The high court docket in March this yr discovered that the “evaluation criteria set by the Army constituted systemic discrimination” towards these girls officers.

The Supreme Court, in its March order, laid down revised parameters on the idea of which the ladies officers could be evaluated for the everlasting fee within the Army.

The Defence Ministry stated on Wednesday that each one girls officers, who’ve been granted PC, would endure particular coaching programs and difficult army assignments to empower them for larger management roles within the Army.

A batch of 33 girls officers has already efficiently accomplished the mid-level tactical orientation course from Army War College Mhow lately, it added.

The ministry stated all girls SSC officers, who had been thought-about by the Army’s choice board and never granted PC, will nonetheless be eligible for pension topic to serving for no less than 20 years in service.

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