India: Women Candidates to be Inducted Into NDA, Naval Academy, Centre Tells SC

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Published on July 14, 2023, 17:41:00


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In a move that might shift the state of the affairs towards gender equality in the largely male dominated armed forces, the Central Government has now informed the Supreme Court that it would allow woman candidates to pursue this career path. The Court expressed their delight at the outcome and stated that while reforms take time, there must be some progress. The court expressed its delight at learning that the Armed Forces itself had made the right choice on female induction and other matters. The Armed Forces are a highly respected force, but the Supreme Court believes they need to do more to promote gender equality. The Assistant Solicitor General who presented the same before the court, stated that this would be a path breaking reform and asked for enough time to file the affidavit. On August 18th, the Supreme Court had issued interim directions permitting women to appear for NDA (National Defence Academy) entrance exams.