Supreme Court dismissed Centre’s plea to postpone Women’s entry into NDA


Supreme Court allowed the women to appear for National Defence Academy (NDA) exam on August 18, 2021, following a writ petition filed by Kush Kalra. She filed the petition, seeking permission for women to sit in the NDA entrance exam while highlighting the violation of Articles 14, 15, 16 and 19 of the Constitution.

The Centre had told the supreme court that women cadets’ entry into the NDA is not possible in the year 2021 because several facilities had to be developed for them before they are allowed into the academy. The central government informed the apex court that, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will release notification for women to participate in the NDA exam in May 2022. I

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea by Central Government to postpone the entry of women into the National Defence Academy (NDA) till May 2022. 

Bench led by Justice SK Kaul told Additional Solicitor General, Aishwarya Bhati that, it is difficult to postpone everything by a year.

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