The Supreme Court has granted time to award permanent commissions to female officers in the Navy. The High Court on March 17 allowed the Permanent Commission for Women in the Navy and asked the Center to complete the procedures within three months. But it could not be completed due to COVID-19, the case was taken to the Supreme Court. The court has given until December 31 to issue a permanent commission at the end of the trial.
Extension of time:
The bench, comprising Justices DY Chandrasooty, Indu Malhotra and Indira Banerjee, said that due to the COVID-19 epidemic, female officers would be given a permanent commission till December 31. The court also sought compensation of Rs 25 lakh each in four weeks for the five female naval officers who were not considered for the permanent commission apart from pension benefits. It is pertinent to note that on March 17, in a landmark judgment, the High Court paved the way for the granting of a permanent commission to female officers in the Indian Navy.
The permanent commission of the officers entitles in the navy until he/she retires unlike short service commission(SSC)
There are NDA/NA Exams for navy.