SC upholds Army’s ‘Command and Exit Policy’

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New Delhi, Feb. 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday upheld the Army’s ‘Command and Exit Policy’ but asked the government to create 141 additional vacancies for promotion of Combat Unit officers.

Under the ‘Command and Exit policy’, the infantry and artillery officers were given priority while giving promotions.

The Centre had filed an appeal in the apex court against the Armed Forces Tribunal order of quashing the 2009 Command Exit Promotion Policy in the Indian Army.

The government had in the last hearing given a proposal to create 141 additional vacancies for promotion of the officers of combat support units, to also accommodate officers aggrieved by the Army’s 2009 promotion policy, which gave preference to those posted in Artillery and Infantry divisions. (ANI)

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