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Supreme Court Directs Centre To Address Issue Of Inducting Girls In Military Schools

Lawstreet Journal 28 Sep 2021 7:37pm

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On Wednesday 22nd September 2021, the Supreme Court of India directed the Union of India to address the issue of induction of women to Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) and Rashtriya Military School to be at par.

The petition filed by Kailas Udhavrao More has challenged the notification dated 2nd Feb 2021 issued by Rashtriya Indian Military College allowing admission of boys only and the notification issued for All India Sainik School Entrance Examination giving only 10 admissions out of against 90 seats which are reserved for the boys .The present plea has been filed against exclusion of girl candidates from Rashtriya Indian Military and other Schools and Colleges run under the aegis of Ministry of Defence like the Indian Military College, Sainik School, National Yacht training school. 

The present plea has sought directions to restrain the Union of India from issuing any kind of notification for admission in schools and colleges run under the aegis of Ministry of Defence which would discriminate on the ground of gender.

A Division Bench comprising Justice SK Kaul and Justice BR Gavai has directed the Union of India to address the issue.


The Bench was also considering an application filed by Centre for Reforms, Development and Justice seeking directions to the Centre to amend its policy for admission to RIMC Dehradun permitting girl students to apply and take admission in courses offered for boy students at par without any gender inequality.

While noting that the defence forces have charted a course forward for… Continue Reading...


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