Supreme Court Addresses Gender Equality Concerns in Coast Guard Commission

Supreme Court addresses gender equality issues in Coast Guard commission, grants petitioner Priyanka Tyagi permission to continue service.

A group led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) DY Chandrachud and Justices JB Pardiwala and Manoj Misra has allowed Priyanka Tyagi, the petitioner, to continue serving as a general duty officer. They also decided to move similar cases from the Delhi High Court to their own.

The Court noticed that the Indian Coast Guard still doesn't follow orders to give permanent roles to female officers. This led to a conversation with Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Vikramjit Banerjee, who represents the Central government.

The ASG said, "Priyanka got help because she could ask this Court. There are others like her too."

The Court replied, "We must lead and go with the country. Earlier, women couldn't be lawyers or fighter pilots, but now they can."

The ASG said again, "One person shouldn't get an advantage over others. Others are in the same situation."

The CJI responded, "Look at the difficulties women face joining the Coast Guard."