On September 22, the apex court had rejected the Union government’s plea to defer the women entry into the NDA and NA. It had submitted that the women candidates will be allowed to participate in the examination from May 2022 session, but the Court had rejected the idea.
The court stated that the admission of women cannot be postponed since the military forces are prepared to cope with crises. The court stated that any delay would send the wrong signal to women once they had been granted the aspiration.
Soon after this decision was announced, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) opened the registration window for female candidates to apply for the UPSC NDA 2021 exam online, which will be held on November 14, 2021. The last date to fill the form is October 8, 2021, by 6 pm.
“In compliance with the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India’s interim direction permitting the women candidates to take part in the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2021 by its order dated 18/08/2021 in WP (C). No.1416/2020 filed by Kush KalraVs. UoI& Others, the Union Public Service Commission has decided to open the online portal of application on its website (upsconline.nic.in) for this Examination to enable the unmarried women candidates ONLY by issuing a corrigendum to the Notice No. 10/2021-NDA-II, which was published on 09/06/2021,” the notification from the UPSC said.
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