Published On – September 8, 2021, at 16:14 IST
On Wednesday, Central Government told Supreme Court that they have allowed entry to women into National Defence Academy (NDA).
Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, who was representing the Centre, gave this news to the Bench comprising Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M.M. Sundresh.
The ASG told the Bench, “There is good news. The Forces at the highest level and the government has taken a decision last evening to induct girls for permanent commission through the National Defence Academy.”
The Court further asked the Centre to file an affidavit for the matter and gave the deadline as 22 September, next date of hearing.
Further the ASG asked the Court to let the Status Quo for this academic year. “Consider granting status quo for this examination and let it continue, as it will need policy, procedure, training and infrastructure changes,” stated the ASG.
The Court called the Armed Forces as a respected pillar of country and gave prominence to gender inequality.
“We’ve been periodically nudging the authorities to do it themselves. We do believe they are best suited to evolve rules. It’s not a happy situation for us. Armed forces are respected forces of this country. But on gender equality they have to do more,” stated Justice Kaul.
On August 18, Court gave a historical order by allowing women to appear in NDA exams.