The woman officers have said that the physical test lacked a scientific foundation and due to insufficient training, multiple women could be disqualified.
The decision comes as an attempt to bridge the gender gap that is prevalent in Indian armed forces. This would not only motivate the existing officers to keep working harder but will also be able to attract more women in the forces.
“It is an insult to women as well as the army when aspersions are cast on women, their ability and their achievements in the Army,” the Supreme Court noted.
A number of women officers demanded for command posting after getting permanent commission. Their plea, however, has been opposed citing greater family demands and the danger of them being taken prisoner of war.
The Indian Army has since long been dealing with the issue of offering permanent commission to women in the force.…