Govt moves SC on permanent comm for women in Army
New Delhi, Jul 7: Permanent commission for women in the Indian army continues to be a distant dream as the government has now moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the Delhi High Court order.
"We have filed the appeal against the High Court judgment and have sought stay of its operation," advocate Anil Katiyar who filed the petition on behalf of the Centre told a news agency.
The landmark Mar 12 Delhi High Court verdict required the government to grant permanent commission to women serving in short service commission.
Observing that the government had failed to treat the women on par with their male counterparts, the court had said that the women "deserve better from the government".
The verdict came on a batch of petitions filed by more than 60 serving and retired women officers from Army and air force.