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SC: Govt cant discharge women officers till permanent commission claim settled

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NEW DELHI: Considering the delay on the part of Centre in implementing its order on granting permanent commission to women officers in armed forces due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed that services of women officers shall not be discontinued till their request for permanent commission is considered.
"Prima facie, the Union of India having failed to comply with the directions contained in the judgement of this court dated 17 March 2020 which mandated consideration for the grant of permanent commission within three months, it would be unfair to discharge the short service commissioned officers in the meantime, pending consideration," a bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and K M Joseph said.
"We accordingly issue an ad-interim order and direction that the petitioner(s) shall not be disRead More – Source

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