Monday, 8 August, 2022
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Army grants permanent commission to 147 additional women SSC officers as per SC guidelines

The Supreme Court on 25 March had criticised the Army's evaluation criteria for granting permanent commission to women officers and called out its systematic discrimination.

Army’s evaluation criteria to grant permanent commission to women officers ‘flawed’, says SC

In its order, the top court said the ACR evaluation criteria ignored the achievements & laurels brought by women officers to the Indian army. Read full order here.

‘ACR process flawed’ — SC allows pleas of women officers seeking permanent commission

The apex court said the Annual Confidential Report evaluation ignored the achievement and laurels brought by them to the Indian Army.

422 women Army officers now eligible for permanent commission, 46 more have to wait

Declassified results of an Army selection board find that 422 of 615 women, in service bracket of 10-25 years, qualify for permanent commission. Results of 46 others withheld.

SC refuses to entertain plea for Permanent Commission of women army officers after deadline

The bench Thursday said that it is not inclined to hear the petition as the relief sought, in substance, amounts to review of the judgment.

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.

Women Army officers say too little, too late as govt finally sanctions permanent commission

Defence ministry letter says selection board will be scheduled when all ‘affected’ SSC women officers exercise their option, complete requisite documentation.

Army is looking at inducting women recruits also in branches other than Military Police

Only Corps of Military Police has so far started recruiting women in ranks others than officers. Army is now examining roles for women across branches depending on the feasibility.

Indian Navy set to open up its ‘men-only’ police branch to women officers, seeks volunteers

Provost is a non-sea-going cadre, so compulsory sea service will not be a criterion for promotions as in the case of other executive branches.

10 things you need to know about the Supreme Court judgment on women officers in Army

A short summary of Episode 394 of #CutTheClutter by Shekhar Gupta.

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