The Supreme Court told the central government that women should be allowed to sit for the National Defense Academy (NDA) exam this same year, instead of waiting for the exam which will take place in May of l ‘next year.
The Supreme Court further rejected the Center’s request, which stated that female candidates should be allowed to take the NDA exam from next year. The Defense Ministry said earlier that a notification allowing female candidates to sit for the National Defense Academy (NDA) entrance examination would be issued by May 2022.
The Supreme Court said it could not overturn its interim order which allowed women to take the NDA exam this year, in November 2021. The court also said it did not want women to see each other. refuse the right to sit for the exam.
The court said: “We don’t want women to be denied their rights; necessary is done by the Ministry of Defense in collaboration with the Union Civil Service Commission (UPSC). He also added that the Defense Ministry is best equipped to deal with emergencies.
In an affidavit presented to the court yesterday, the Defense Department said the notification regarding the NDA exam where women would be allowed to appear would be released next year in May. The ministry also said it needed time to make arrangements for the change.
The affidavit read: “The government, in accordance with its commitment, hereby records its clear and categorical position that candidates will be considered for entry into the three defense services, into existing channels, through the NDA ”.
Earlier this year, the Defense Ministry announced, after consulting with the military, that women should be allowed to sit for the NDA exam, a move that has been applauded by many across the country.