SC rejects plea for Permanent Commission for girls Army officers past deadline

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, September 3

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a plea looking for advantages of the Permanent Commission (PC) to Short Service Commission (SSC) ladies officers within the Army, who superannuated on finishing 14-years in service after the deadline of February 17 mounted by the court docket.

A Bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud mentioned the aid sought by these ladies officers “in substance” amounted to evaluate of its February 17 verdict giving PC to all SSC ladies officers, regardless of them having crossed 14 years, or because the case could also be, 20 years of service.

If such a plea was allowed, then different batches of officers may additionally search related aid, it famous.

As a one-time measure, the highest court docket mentioned the advantage of persevering with in service till the attainment of 20 years pensionable service would additionally apply to all current SSC officers with greater than 14 years of service.

On behalf of 19 ladies officers who superannuated in March, advocate Meenakshi Lekhi submitted that advantages of the Permanent Commission must be prolonged to them as nicely.

Lekhi mentioned the deadline mounted by the court docket within the judgement was February 17 however the authorities order accepting the deadline and grant of the Permanent Commission got here in July.

“If we relax that date of cut-off, then there will be no stop. Where do we draw the line? How far back can we go?” the Bench requested because it emphasised that its path within the February 17 verdict had been one-time measures solely.

On behalf of the Centre, senior counsel R Balasubramanian opposed the plea, saying it could actually’t be an open-ended proposition.

“The applicants had not completed 14 years of service as on February 17 — the cut-off fixed by the top court,” he identified.

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