Published On: March 9, 2022 at 19:46 IST
The Supreme Court of India on 8 March, 2022 expressed Disinclination to deal with a Plea seeking Reservation for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes in the National Defence Academy (NDA).
The Bench compromising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh said that they were dealing with the Issue of Women Induction in the National Defence Academy and clearly mentioned that they would not Entertain Caste – Based Reservations.
“You cannot apply Principles of Civil Employment here. Armed Forces are a Homogenous Unit. You cannot Segregate them on the Basis of Caste,” Justice Sanjay Kishan kaul stated.
Thus, making it quite clear its stakes on the topic of Reservation in National Defence Academy.
“The Induction of Women Cadets in National Defence Academy has been a major Policy Decision. The Respondents need sufficient time for deliberating Implications in the Long Term for Induction and Deployment of ex-National Defence Academy Women Cadets in the Indian Armed Forces. It is, therefore, submitted that the Respondents require at least three months additional time towards this,” the Centre has said in its Affidavit.