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Supreme Court allows women to appear for NDA exam

Supreme Court has allowed the women to appear for National Defence Academy (NDA) exam which is scheduled for September 5, 2021.
SC also slammed the Indian Army for not allowing women to take part in NDA entrance exams. Court called the Army’s policy decision as gender discrimination.

According to the Apex Court, admissions will be subjected to final orders of the court.

Background
  • Supreme Court allowed women for NDA exam following a writ petition which was filed by Kush Kalra. Kush Kalra filed petition, seeking permission for women to appear for the NDA entrance exam.
  • Petition highlighted the issue of violation of Articles 14, 15, 16 and 19 of the Constitution as it was denying opportunity to eligible women candidates to join NDA.
Published date : 19 Aug 2021 02:53PM