The Supreme Court on Tuesday demanded the Union Government’s response on the admission of women to the National Defence Academy, Rashtriya Military Schools, and Sainik Schools in 2022. On an application filed by Justice Sanjay Kaul and MM Sundresh, a bench comprising Justice Sanjay Kaul and MM Sundresh issued notice to the Union, stating that the intake of women candidates for the army, navy, and airforce has been limited to 19 for the NDA I – 2022 examination.
According to Senior Advocate Chinmoy Pradip Sharma, the number of candidates to be admitted as per NDA II – 2021 is 208 candidates in the Army, including 10 women, 42 candidates in the Navy, including three women, and 120 candidates in the IAF, including six women, and it is proposed that 19 women be able to join by June 2022, subject to completion of all formalities.
We put to ASG Aishwarya Bhati to look into not only the NDA situation, but also the admissions to RIMC, RMS, and Sainik School “, the bench added. T the ASG told the bench, “As from early stages, “The procedure has taken place in accordance with Your Lordships’ instructions. Admissions are now underway.
UPSC has issued a notification stating that they will only accept 19 female candidates, which is completely contradictory to their position stated in an affidavit filed with this court on September 20, 2021, in which they stated that by May 20, 2022, they will have all of the infrastructures in place for a full intake of women.
This is something that the Union of India must explain. Ms Bhati responded that the issue of intake is not only related to the academy’s infrastructure, but also to the need for forces. In August of last year, the Supreme Court issued an interim order allowing women to take the NDA entrance exams.