x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Dream set to come true | Yoga, tourism can become major sources of employment in J&K: PM | Yoga, India’s biggest gift to world: Amit Shah | Grateful to PM for giving J&K an opportunity: LG Sinha | PM hails commitment of J&K people towards yoga | ECI orders revision of electoral rolls in J&K | We also give guarantee like ‘Modi ki guarantee’ for our products: J&K entrepreneurs tell PM | J&K Govt issues directive on recruitment rules for critical posts | Spl DG BSF reviews security along Jammu frontier | Rains lash J&K, MeT predicts more | Mandeep Kaur appoints IO | Inquiry initiated against AMD | Jammu police arrests two persons | Vishwa Yog Sansthan Hosts Vibrant International Yoga Day Celebration at Bagh-e-Bahu | Police Celebrated International Yoga Day in District Ramban | NMDC observes International Day of Yoga 2024 | Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw leads 10th International Yoga Day celebrations at Lodhi Garden, New Delhi | Modi Government to fulfill all promises made with people of J&K: Kavinder | PM Modi made Yoga international, says Rana | FICCI FLO JKL celebrates International Yoga Day with the theme "Yoga for Women Empowerment" | Monsoon advances in most parts of North Bengal | "Not Open, Shut Case": Top Court refuses to defer counselling for NEET exam | DGP greets people on Guru Hargobind Singh Ji's birth anniversary, Kabir Jayanti | Government servant cannot be discharged from service only on account of the pendency of a criminal case against him: CAT | Sadhotra expresses grief over deaths of Hajis in Mecca | Excise Scam | HC puts on hold trial court order granting bail to Kejriwal till it hears ED's plea | Brutal Heatwave | Death toll climbs to 143, actual numbers could be high | Central Bureau of Communication organizes awareness on IYD at Mandi | Himachal Pradesh | Four dead after bus falls into gorge in Jubbal | 98 Indians died during annual Haj pilgrimage to Mecca | Rains lash Kashmir valley, snowfall on Peer Ki Gali, Zojila: MeT | Ladakh | Multi-faith leaders perform Yoga in unison in Leh on World Yoga Day | Vikar leads Congress protest against NEET Scam | Jammu Club celebrates International Yoga Day with great enthusiasm | Director Agriculture inaugurates first of its kind Paddy Transplanter | Justice Sanjiv Khanna inaugurates 10th International Yoga Day at High Court, Srinagar | DC chairs RDD meeting to discuss modalities for 2024-25 plan for PRI, BDC grants | Heroin recovered under "Operation Sanjeevani" 2 drug peddlers arrested; 1 motorcycle seized | 3-day historic Sudhmahadev mela commences | SKUAST employees, students participate in virtual event on "Sashakt Yuva Samriddh J&K | Ramban admin puts in place all arrangements to conduct JKSSB examination | PTTI organizes International Yoga Day | CUJ celebrates 10th International Yoga Day in collaboration with Arogya Bharti | Laying foundation stone ceremony of 300 bedded girls hostel held at SMVDU | GDC Ghagwal participates in mega Yoga event at Narsingh Dam Yog Kendra | International Day of Yoga celebrated at SCERT | JU's Bhaderwah Campus celebrated World Yoga Day "Yoga for Self and Society | APS Ratnuchak celebrates International Yoga Day with enthusiastic participation | Back Issues  
 
news details
When women can be posted in Siachen, men can also work as nurses in Army: Delhi High Court
9/19/2023 10:41:13 PM
agencies
NEW DELHI, Sept 19: When a woman officer can be posted in Siachen, a man can also be employed as a nurse in the Army, the Delhi High Court observed on Tuesday as it pitched for gender equality in the armed forces. A bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Sanjeev Narula was hearing a petition about the alleged unconstitutional practice of having only women nurses in military establishments. Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, representing the Centre, said the practices in the Army are based on long-standing traditions. She, however, said the government has just now brought in a legislation to grant 33 per cent reservation to women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.
"Yes, in parliament… On one hand you are talking about empowering women and on the other you are saying men cannot join as nurse… If a woman (officer) can be posted in Siachen, then a man can work in R&R (Hospital)," the bench said.
The bench also said the Supreme Court has permitted women to join the National Defence Academy and it has time and again held that there should be no gender bias.
Bhati told the bench the central government has filed its response in the matter.
Advocate Amit George, representing petitioner Indian Professional Nurses Association, said now there are male nurses in all hospitals and even the apex court has said the practice of excluding one gender from the services has no place even in a military ecosystem.
The court said it is an important issue which requires deliberation and listed the petition for further hearing in November.
The high court had earlier sought the Centre's stand on the plea challenging the "illegal practice" of appointing only women as military nurses.
In its plea, the association has said there are several thousand trained and qualified male nurses in India and their omission from the nursing corps of the Army was "unjustifiable and unconstitutional inasmuch as it deprives them of an avenue of employment and professional advancement".
"The said omission also deprives the military and the nation of a large pool of committed professionals," the petition, filed through advocates George and Rishabh Dheer, said.
The PIL has challenged the provisions of the Military Nursing Service Ordinance, 1943 and the Military Nursing Service (India) Rules, 1944 to the extent that they provide only for the appointment of women as nurses.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU