The Supreme Court issued an interim order on Wednesday enabling women to take the National Defense Academy entrance exam slated for September 5.
It reproached the Indian Army for its discriminatory policies and questioned why “co-education” was such a big deal.
The decision was passed by a bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Hrishikesh Roy, who was hearing public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the Centre’s policy of excluding female candidates from the NDA and Naval Academy Examinations.
The apex court stated that the examination results will be subject to the petition’s final judgment. It further ordered the UPSC to issue a corrigendum notice and “give due publicity” so that the order’s aim is carried out.