Case of promotion of women in army, Supreme Court refuses to prosecute contempt case - Newztezz Online

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Case of promotion of women in army, Supreme Court refuses to prosecute contempt case


During the hearing of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General told the court on Monday that unless the officers working in the army are compared, their qualifications cannot be analyzed and without the analysis of their qualifications, they cannot be promoted.

A case of alleged discrimination against women in promotion to the rank of Brigadier in the Army has come to light. The Supreme Court has refused to file a contempt case in this matter. The court said that we are satisfied with the action of the army. There is no violation of court orders in the steps taken by the Army. Therefore, there is no contempt in the case. However, the top court further said that the petitioners can consider other remedies under the law.

During the hearing of the Supreme Court, the Attorney General told the court on Monday that unless the officers working in the army are compared, their qualifications cannot be analyzed and without the analysis of their qualifications, they cannot be promoted. On this, CJI DY Chandrachud told lawyer Huzefa Ahmadi, appearing for the petitioners, that you will have to choose only among the people in the pool available for promotion and we cannot say anything on benchmarking. It was our decision that officers already empaneled for promotion should not be disturbed, but that order is not to stop the benchmarking of the Army.

CJI got angry at the lawyer

Lawyer Huzefa Ahmadi said that if they have a special selection board then you also have people without a panel. On this the CJI got angry at senior lawyer Ahmadi and asked how can he do this. CJI said, is this a colonel's timescale? How can this be determined without benchmarking?

What is the whole matter?

This petition has been filed on behalf of women officers. It is noteworthy that more than 30 colonel rank women officers working in the army have filed a petition alleging discrimination. In the petition, women officers have also said that the Army is disobeying the orders of the Supreme Court. This constitutes a case of contempt.


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