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'Why Only 19 Girls Candidates Admitted In NDA', SC Seeks Response From Centre

The Supreme Court of India asks for clarification from the centre in view of the same number of seats for girls candidates every year in NDA admission.

Why Only 19 Girls Candidates Admitted In NDA, SC Seeks Response From Centre

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 Jan 2022 1:25 PM GMT

NEW DELHI: In view of admission of girl candidates in the NDA (National Defense Academy), the Supreme Court of India asks for a response from the Centre on providing only 19 seats for female admission.

The centre has lately provided the opportunity to girls for NDA admission after the intervention of the Supreme Court of India.

In an order issued in September last year, the Supreme Court mentioned that restricting the girls for NDA admission indicates gender biasness.

The court at that time stated that girl aspirants can apply for the post of NDA and appear for the entrance examination that was held on 14 November 2021.

However, on Wednesday 19 January 2022 the Supreme Court of India was informed on behalf of the petitioner that a very less number of 19 girls will get admission.

Chinmoy Pradeep Sharma, petitioner's counsel said that the exam going to be conducted this year, only 19 seats are meant for the girl candidates and this cannot be said in accordance with the SC order.

On this matter a bench of justices MM Sundaresh and Sanjay Kishan Kaul while hearing the case asks for an explanation from the central government.

In the year 2021, the centre said that the intake of female candidates is very less and a small number of seats is chosen because of the issues with infrastructure.

Now this year, again same number of seats has been given for girls in the entrance examination of National Defense Academy.

Those candidates to appear for the NDA examination this year will get admission the next year in 2023. The counsel of the centre explained before the bench of Justices that the intake of women candidates in the National Defense Force is based on the necessity of security forces.

The bench further questioned the centre that the same number of seats for girl candidates cannot remain fixed all the time and sought complete clarification and explanation on this decision every year.

The centre has accepted to register a precise affidavit explaining the reason for taking this frame within three weeks.

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