A total of 557 women officers have been give permanent commission in the Indian Army. 

This big development was informed to the Parliament by the government on Monday. 

The development comes in accordance with the Supreme Court directive to end gender bias in the force. 

“No delay has been made in granting permanent commission to any women officer,” junior defence minister Ajay Bhatt told Rajya Sabha in a written reply on Monday. 

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Last year on February 17, the Supreme Court had directed the Centre to grant permanent commission to women officers in the Army.  

Rejecting Centre’s stand on “physiological limitations”, the Supreme Court said it was based on “sex stereotypes” and “gender discrimination against women”. 

The court also directed that all serving SSC women officers be considered for permanent commission within three months. 

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