The Central govt has told the SC that women may not be suitable for command posts in the Army as male troops are not prepared to accept women officers.
New Delhi| In response to a plea, the Centre told the Supreme Court that Women are not suited for commanding roles in the Indian Army as male troops are not prepared to accept women officers.
A number of Female officers demanded commanding posts after getting a permanent commission. Their plea, however, has been opposed citing ‘greater family demands’ and the danger of them being taken in as prisoners of war.
“The composition of rank & file being male, and predominantly male drawn from rural background, with prevailing societal norms, the troops are not yet mentally schooled to accept women officers in command”, the Centre said in an affidavit that essentially discriminates women in official policy.