Supreme Court Grants Permanent Commission for Women in Navy
Now, women navy officers can sail with the same efficiency just as male officers. The Supreme Court has cleared permanent commission for women in the Indian Navy, to treat men and women officers equally. The court has cancelled the prospective effect of a policy barring women officers inducted before 2008 from being granted permanent commission in the navy.
The Indian government was insisted to implement permanent commission for women in Indian navy within a period of three months. Thus, the government told the court that women officers can work in warships as well. A bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud states that objecting everlasting fee to women officers serving our country would result in grave miscarriage of justice.
By lifting the statutory bar the centre has eliminated the chances of gender discrimination in the Indian navy and made way for women officers. Furthermore, the courtroom states that after the statutory bar being lifted to make way for women officers than both the male and female officers would be treated equally in providing permanent commission.
Women serve as fighter pilot in the Indian Air force. The first naval women pilot - sub-Lieutenant Shivangi- joined the operational duties at the Kochi naval base on December 2 last year. Shivangi has been flying the Dornier surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy.