As said by the Defence Ministry on Wednesday, as per the revised parameters which are set by the Supreme Court of India in March 2021, permanent commission has been granted to a total of 147 additional women Short Service Commission officers of the Indian Army, as per a report released by NDTV.
For granting permanent commission to women SSC officers, the Army’s evaluation criteria for the same had systematically discriminated against them, as said by the Supreme Court on 25th March.
The ministry mentioned in a statement that along with fresh results being declassified as per the directions of the Honorable Supreme Court of India, the women officers were re-considered while taking the total permanent commission granted to 424 out of the 615 officers considered, 147 more women officers are been granted permanent commission.
It added that for administrative reasons, the results of a few women officers have been withheld and the outcome of the clarification petition which was filed by the central government in the Supreme Court of India is awaited.
Including the command postings, to ensure that women SSC officers are given a permanent commission in the army, the centre was directed by the top court in a landmark ruling in February 2020.
The revised parameters based on which the women officers would be evaluated for the permanent commission in the Indian Army were laid down by the Supreme Court of India in its March order.