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When the Army says ‘male soldiers not ready to accept orders from female officers’, it ignores the basic tenet of military functioning – an order is an order.
A short summary of Episode 394 of #CutTheClutter by Shekhar Gupta.
The Supreme Court granted women Army officers permanent commission and pulled up the government for discriminating based on gender. Read the full judgment here.
SC says arguments based on physical strengths and weaknesses of men and women do not constitute a valid basis for denying equal opportunity to women officers.
Supreme Court has told govt to grant permanent commission to all women officers who opt for it, and said they will also be eligible for command posting.
SC asks Modi govt to grant permanent commission to women officers with retrospective effect. The verdict will not apply to combat roles.
The Gen Rawat-headed Department of Military Affairs is currently operating with an interim structure as govt is yet to accord final sanction.
The development comes amid an ongoing case in the Supreme Court, where a plea has been filed by 322 women officers, demanding permanent commission.
The VISHORADS deal had run into trouble with two competitors officially registering complaints against the trails which gave Russians the heads up.
On his death anniversary, a tribute to a visionary military leader who was ahead of his time — mostly brilliant, sometimes reckless, but never a bore.