Don’t discharge women officers denied PC till next hearing, SC to Army

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New Delhi, Oct 1 | The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Army why 72 Women Short Service Commission Officers (WSSCO) were not considered for permanent commissions, and also restrained it from discharging them till further hearing on the matter.

A bench, headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud, said: “Don’t discharge these women officers from services till further hearing in the matter.”

The bench, also comprising Justice B.V. Nagarathna, sought reply from the Army within a week on a clutch of pleas filed by the women officers who alleged the March 25 ruling of the apex court, was not considered and all 72 of them were not considered for permanent commisssions at one go.

Senior advocate V. Mohana, representing some WSSCOs, submitted that the Army passed the order rejecting the officers at one go without giving reasons, despite the top court’s direction to consider all the 72 for grant of permanent commisssions. She added this action is against top court’s order, and needs to be set aside.

As the bench queried Additional Solicitor General Sanjay Jain, representing the Centre, on what is happening in this matter, he replied that it seems there may be 72 reasons for rejecting them and there cannot be one reason for rejecting all at one go.

He submitted that relevant documents have been sought to examine the factual matrix.

Mohana submitted the officers scored over 60 per cent marks in their subjects, were found medically fit, and no disciplinary and vigilance inquiry was pending against them. She added these were the three criteria listed in the top court’s verdict.

Senior advocate R. Balasubramanian, also representing the Centre, submitted as per his knowledge out of this batch of 72 officers, only 25 will be released in November, and sought time to file response.

Senior advocate Huzefa Ahmadi, appearing for one of the women officers, contended the Army’s order was in teeth of the top court’s verdict.

After hearing arguments, the bench listed the matter for further hearing on October 8.

Source: IANS

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Dalal Street found no relief with incessant sell off during the month. Nifty traded on a bearish note and ended at 16025.80 with loss of 99.35 points or 0.62 percent following weak global cues on Wednesday. While Banknifty closed at 34339.50 on the higher side with marginal gain of 49.35 points.

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The weakness in US stocks is playing out globally with signs of higher inflation, which has spoiled investors’ appetite for the Indian market as well. Rising India VIX to 25.28 has led Indices to big intraday swings on both sides. Sectorally maximum sectors closed on the negative side as Nifty IT and Nifty Media sheds more than 3 percent each. While Nifty Financial Services ended on a positive side gaining 0.68 percent.

In nifty stocks, NTPC, HDFCLIFE, SBILIFE were the top gainers while ASIANPAINT, ADANIPORT and TECHM were the prime laggards. Coming to the OI Data, on the call side highest OI witnessed at 16200 followed by 16300 strike price while on the put side, the highest OI was at 15800 strike price. Technically, Nifty has formed three black crow patterns in the daily chart suggesting bearishness would remain intact. We expect a rise in volatility as well on monthly expiry day.

Riding against the trend may not be beneficial for short term traders. All major moving averages are lying above 16300 levels. Indicators such as MACD and RSI are still struggling to overcome the oversold zone in the daily time frame. Overall, Nifty is having support at 15800 mark while on the upside 16300 may act as an immediate resistance for monthly expiry. While Banknifty has support around 33500 while resistance is placed at 35200 on the daily chart.

Om Mehra
Research Associate
Choice Broking

Source: Choice India

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