SC in favor of Standing Commission for Women Officers in Navy

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday ruled women officers in the Indian Navy in favor of a permanent commission and asked the government to treat men and women in the armed forces equally. SC in favor of Standing Commission for Women Officers in Navy

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key point

  • A female Navy SSC officer retires in 10 years, while one with the Permanent Commission is entitled to serve another four years, making it a total of 14 years
  • SC directs Centre to give permanent commission to SSC women officers within three months
  • Sc’s decision gave pension benefits to retired women officers who did not get permanent commission

Indian Navy

The Indian Navy is the naval arm of the Indian Armed Forces. The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Navy. Chief of Naval Staff, a four-star admiral.

The Indian Navy has originated from the Marines of the East India Company, which was established in 1612 to protect British merchant shipping in the area. In 1793, the British East India Company established its rule over the Indian subcontinent, the eastern part of Bengal, but it was not until 1830 that the Colonial Navy was designated as His Excellency the Indian Navy. When India became a republic in 1950, the royal Indian Navy was renamed into the Indian Navy since 1934.

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