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Gender Discrepancy In Indian Defence

Rajaraman T, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), The Tami Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, SOEL.

Madhumitha C, B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, SOEL.


India has the fourth largest military force in the world. Military is one of the main aspect of the country it has the greatest responsibility to protect the country, territory, and people. Gender equality is always been an argument since it isn’t followed throughout the country many opportunities which even though the woman is eligible or capable of doing are denied. Many cases are being filed regarding gender discrepancy even today all-over India. The Supreme Court had given many judgements to remove this type of discrepancy. This article has analysed some case laws and reviewed its nature. The main objective of this article is to show how the court tried to remove the gender discriminations in Indian defence. We have mentioned the various aspects of the women officers who wanted permanent commission and how woman’s position in military changes and how women achieved progress in such a bravest occupation. This article also describes the struggles of the female officers and why the Ministry of Defence refused to give the same position to female officers to that of the male is eligible for recruitment in defence services and how women are doing in the allotted positions and how the pensions and promotions given to the women officers vary from male. What are the provisions that are related to gain them and how the Supreme Court and High Court helped to protect the rights of the women officers and letting the country to know the seriousness of this issue, gender discrepancy.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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