Secretary, Ministry of Defence v. Babita Puniya; (2020) 7 SCC 469
Keywords:Permanent Commission, Gender Equality, Interpretation of Article-14, Army Act, 1950, The Constitution of India
The research article titled “Permanent Commission and Gender Equality- a Step Forward” is a case commentary on the case of Secretary, Ministry of Defence v. Babita Puniya; (2020) 7 SCC 469 which is a recent judgment granting Permanent Commission to the women officers in the Indian Armed Forces. The article provides a background of the case which basically involves the discussion about the main issue i.e., permanent commission and why it is important for the women officers and how the non-granting of the same led to gender inequality. Then, it moves onto the main facts, issues and judgment of the case in brief along with a detailed analysis of the opinions of the judges and how it is a landmark and a progressive judgment in terms of gender equality. The conclusion provides the suggestions and the author’s take on the issue.
(2020) 7 SCC 469.
Section 12, The Indian Army Act, 1950.
Government of India Notification dated 30th January, 1992, S.O. 988(E).
Civil Appeal No 3208 of 2015, Delhi HC, Decided on August 05, 2020.
‘Equality before law and equal protection of law’, Indian Constitution.
1981 AIR 1829; 1982 SCR (1) 438
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