New Delhi, Nov 20: The Supreme Court on Friday suspended the operation of a Delhi High Court order directing the vy to grrant permanent commission to all its women serving as short service commission officers. However, an apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice V. Gopala Gowda said officers on whose plea the high court had on September 4 issued the order and who were in service in September 2008 when the vy extended the permanent commission to its short service commission women officers will continue to serve with the same terms and conditions. The apex court order came as Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told it that the high court had erroneously held it as a case of gender discrimition, overlooking the fact that in the vy neither men nor women - who are commissioned under short service category - can be given permanent commission.
SC suspends order on permanent commission for women in vy