| Chandigarh |
November 25, 2020 11:14:08 am
Several women Army officers who have have not been selected for permanent commission in the recently held special selection board for short service commission, women officers have alleged that there was a lack of transparency about the criteria of selection and that the results have left them “shocked”.
Four women officers of the rank of Lt Colonel approached The Indian Express, on condition of anonymity, and expressed their disappointment over the result of the screening board. These officers belong to different branches of the Army.
“We have an excellent career track record, have done outstandingly well for two decades now and were looking forward to the Army implementing the Supreme Court judgment awarding permanent commission to women officers. However, when the results came out on November 19, we were left shocked to see that many deserving officers have not been granted permanent commission,” said one woman officer.
All officers alleged that their letters to the Military Secretary’s branch regarding the manner in which the selection was to be made for permanent commission went unanswered.