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‘You talk about women power, now show it here’, permanent shortage of women in Coast Guard – India TV Hindi

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed its displeasure over not giving permanent commission to women officers in the Indian Coast Guard and said that just like women get permanent commission in the Army, Navy and Air Force like men, then in the ICG. Why is it not so? The Supreme Court said that ICD must bring a policy to treat women fairly.

Women should be treated fairly – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is hearing a petition filed by woman officer Priyanka Tyagi who has sought grant of permanent commission to eligible women ‘Short Service Commission’ (SSC) officers in the Coast Guard. The bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice JB Pardiwala and Justice Manoj Mishra said, ‘You talk about women power. Now show it here. You must bring a policy in which women are treated fairly.

You don’t want to see the faces of women in the Coast Guard?

The Supreme Court bench asked whether the Center was still adopting a ‘patriarchal attitude’ despite the apex court’s decisions granting permanent commission to women in the three armed forces – Army, Air Force and Navy. The bench asked Additional Solicitor General Vikramjit Banerjee, appearing for the Coast Guard, ‘Why are you being so paternalistic? Don’t you want to see the faces of women in the Coast Guard?’

Coast Guard should bring permanent commission policy for women – Supreme Court

The apex court bench noted that the petitioner is the only SSC woman officer opting for permanent commission, and questioned why her case was not considered. The Supreme Court said, ‘Now, the Coast Guard must come up with a policy.’ The bench also asked whether there is a provision for permanent commission for women in the Coast Guard. When told that women officers can be given 10 per cent permanent commission, the bench asked, ‘Why 10 per cent, are women inferior human beings?’ The court asked why the Coast Guard is not giving them permanent commission when there is a provision in the Indian Navy. She asked the Center to bring a gender-neutral policy on the issue. (input language)

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