Women here to stay: HC allows permanent elect for women in Navy

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New Delhi: In a vital use for women naval officers, Delhi High Court on Friday allowed a garland of pleas seeking permanent elect for them in a force, observant “sexist disposition and use bias” would not be authorised to retard swell of women.

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The court, while extenuation their plea, pronounced a “women are here to stay” and given they “work shoulder to shoulder” with their masculine counterparts, it would “frown on any attempt to curb a swell of women”.

While a Army and Air Force concede permanent elect for women, a Navy has singular women officers usually to brief use elect of 14 years.

A dais of justices Kailash Gambhir and Najmi Waziri also authorised a women naval officers’ defence seeking retirement advantages like pension.

Women naval officers were not authorised for grant as it compulsory 20 years of service.

The sequence came on a defence of several naval women officers, both late and serving, from a logistics, preparation and atmosphere trade control departments of a Navy.

The women naval officers in their pleas in a high justice had sought identical rights as their counterparts in a other dual wings of a armed forces.

They had also purported gender discrimination, observant while women officers were usually entitled to brief use commission, group were entitled to both brief use as good as permanent commissions.

PTI

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