Row over promotion:SC asks Army officers to wait for govt move
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-13

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The Supreme Court today asked over 100 army officers, who have alleged discrimination and injustice in the promotion of the service corps, to await the government’s decision on the issue.Indian Army Service Corps is a corps and an arm of the Indian Army which handles its logistic support functions.

A bench comprising Justices Kurian Joseph and R Banumathi asked over 100 lieutenant colonels and majors, who have filed the plea in this regard, to wait for the government’s decision and posted the matter for hearing after a month.The apex court was hearing the plea by these army officers who have contended that the service corps officers were deployed in operational areas and faced challenges similar to those of the combat armed corps.

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“The action of the army and the government in selectively treating officers of services corps as ‘operational’ for the purpose of deployment in operational areas, but ‘non- operational’ for the purpose of being considered for promotion is violating the fundamental rights of the petitioners and other middle level army officers, ” the petition said.


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