Supreme Court of India delivered a landmark ruling on Monday in the favor of women having equal rights in the armed forces, ordering the Indian government to grant permanent commission and command positions to women officers equal to men – the judgment serves as a landmark decision for the Indian military and now all women will be eligible for the same positions, benefits, promotions, and pensions as their male counterparts irrespective of their years of service or whether they had retired and will allow them to serve a full tenure and achieve a higher rank with greater salary and leadership potential. Currently, the women are inducted into the military through short service commissions which only permits them to serve for 10 to 14 years.
After the government’s top think tank Niti Aayog, the union health and family welfare ministry has now begun the spadework on a possible central legislation on population stabilization – A Congress-era bill tabled in the Parliament during the PV Narsimha Rao government in 1992 is now being study to assess its feasibility in the present times
The Nirbhaya case play continues – While hearing of applications moved by Nirbhaya’sparents and the Delhi government seeking the court to issue fresh death warrants for all the four convicts in the case, the convict’s lawyer told the court that Vinay is suffering from acute mental illness and is on hunger strike and so the death sentence cannot be carried out, yet another excuse to delay the death sentence.
Center shifts blame on the collegium for delay in judicial appointments saying the collegium took too much time in clearing names for appointments- Attorney general KK Venugopal told a bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul that the government took 127 days in clearing a recommendation while the Supreme Court’s collegium took 119 days on an average and so far around 80 proposals are pending with the top court collegium
Gargi College molestation – the Delhi High Court on Monday sought response of the Centre and CBI on a plea seeking a court-monitored probe by the agency into the alleged molestation of students during a cultural festival at Delhi University’s all-women Gargi College last week
The horse cart rides decision – about three years after the Bombay High Court prohibited the use horse cart rides on 80 acres of the famous tourist spot at tableland in Panchgani the same was held by the Supreme Court of India on Friday saying that the High Court was right in prohibiting the use of 80 acres tableland by the horse cart owners but the Supreme Court directed the Panchgani municipal council to set out a plan for providing a level track for horse carts within 20 acres demarcated for horse cart owners.