The Delhi High Court has paved the way for recruitment of women in the Territorial Army, saying any provision that bars them is ultra vires fundamental rights provided under the Constitution.
The Territorial Army is the second line of defence after the regular Army.
The High Court said the words “any person” in section six of the TA Act, shall include both men and women.
The court also said that any provision of the Act which bars or bans recruitment of women into the TA would be ultra vires the fundamental rights of equality provided under the Constitution.
The court’s ruling came on a PIL, alleging discrimination against women in recruitment in the Territorial Army.