The biggest question every girl aspirant is searching right now is ‘Can Girls join NDA after 12th‘. Supreme Court has finally made the decision to induct women candidates in National Defense Academy (NDA, Pune).
The Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati told the Supreme Court bench that a decision has been taken at the highest level of the armed forces as also the government that females will be inducted for permanent commission through the NDA.
The bench has made this step to support gender equality and promote women candidates to serve the motherland after 12th standard.
Earlier, the top court had in an interim order allowed women to take the NDA exam which was scheduled for September 5, and had also slammed the Indian Army for the decisions that are based on ‘gender discrimination’.
On 5th September, Supreme Court allowed female aspirants to sit for NDA Written exam.
“It’s a policy decision which is based in gender discrimination. We direct the Centre and army to take a constructive view of the matter…, the Bench had said expressing displeasure on ‘regressive mindset’,” said in the top court.
Earlier, the Bench had also issued a notice in an impalement application by a woman candidate Anita, who was denied an opportunity to enroll at the NDA. Anita had said that she had to give up her aspirations to join the Armed Forces.
“The eligible and willing female candidates being denied the opportunity of entry to the National Defence Academy on the basis of their sex and thereby systematically and categorically excluding eligible female candidates the opportunity to train at the premier joint training institute of the Indian Armed Forces which, at a later point of time, becomes a hurdle in the career advancement opportunities for Female Officers in the Armed Forces,” stated in the plea.