Delhi HC Questions Govt Policy Making Married Men and Women Ineligible for JAG, Says It Doesn’t Make Sense – Law Trend

On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court expressed displeasure at the government’s policy that bars married men and women from being considered for the post of JAG (Judge Advocate General) which is the Army’s legal wing.
The Bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad stated that the said policy does not make any sense, and asked ASG Chetan Sharma how a person’s marital status and JAG training are correlated.
The ASG replied that this is the policy that is being followed and every person who joins JAG should also go through rigorous training.
The Bench remarked that the policy can be tested in court and directed the ASG to submit the policy in writing through an affidavit.
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The court also asked the government to inform the court if the said policy is different for different courses.
Observing thus, the court gave the government four weeks to file an affidavit giving details of the policy and listed the case for further hearing on 22.03.2023.
These observations were made by the court while dealing with a PIL filed by Adv Kush Kalra against a notification declaring married women and men ineligible for JAG.
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