UPSC NDA Female Recruitment 2022 Update: Supreme Court asked the Centre for allocating only 19 vacancies for women candidates under UPSC NDA & NA 2 2021 Recruitment Process. Check Details Here!
UPSC NDA Female Recruitment 2022 Update: On 18th Jan 2022, Supreme Court asked the Centre to show the total figure on record with regard to the total number of women candidates who have appeared in the NDA 2 2021 Exam and for Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) & Rashtriya Military School (RMS) entrance tests. SC asked the Centre to explain why the intake of women candidates in the National Defence Academy (NDA) for the year 2022 has been restricted to 19 only. Let’s look at the details of the Supreme Court Order
Supreme Court Questions Centre over Allocating 19 Vacancies for Women Candidates in NDA 2021 Recruitment
A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and M M Sundresh told Additional Solicitor General Aishwarya Bhati, appearing for the Centre, that the Government will have to explain the figure of 19 female vacancies for the year 2022 as per the notification issued by UPSC. The Bench stated that “The figure is the same as for the 2021 test. Last year, you said that it was due to infrastructure problems that the intake of women will be less. Now, again for the year 2022, you have proposed to take the same number of women candidates. Why have you fixed this figure? You have to explain this. 19 seats cannot be for all times to come. It was only an ad hoc measure.” Supreme Court has given three weeks to the Centre to file the affidavit and asked the parties to file their rejoinder in two weeks thereafter and listed the matter for further hearing on 6th March 2022.
Senior advocate Chinmoy Pradip Sharma, appearing for petitioner Kush Kalra, said they have filed an additional affidavit stating that on 14th November 2021 the NDA exam was held and 8,009 candidates qualified for the Service Selection Board test as also medical tests, out of which 1,002 candidates were women and 7,007 men. Advocate also mentioned that as per the information made available in the advertisement issued by UPSC and by the government, NDA will take in 400 cadets in the current NDA-II 2021 intake. “Of these, 208 candidates, including 10 women, will go to the Army. The Navy will take in 42 candidates including 3 women, while the IAF will admit 120 candidates, of which 6 will be women. Thus, the total number of women to be inducted into the NDA in June 2022 is 19.”
He further added that surprisingly, in the examination notice dated 22nd December 2021, issued by UPSC for the NDA-I 2022 examination to be held on April 10, 2022 (induction on January 2, 2023), out of a total of 400 vacancies the number of vacancies for women is shown as Army – 208 (including 10 for female candidates), Navy 42 (including 03 for female candidates) and Indian Air Force (Flying – 92 (including 02 for female candidates), Ground Duties (Tech) – 18 (including 02 for female candidates) and Ground Duties (Non-Tech) – 10 (including 02 for female candidates)).
UPSC NDA 2022 & 2021 Female Candidates Vacancy Details
As per the official notification released by Union Public Service Commission, 19 Vacancies were allotted to female candidates under UPSC NDA & NA II 2021 & UPSC NDA & NA I 2022 Recruitment Process.
|UPSC NDA & NA II 2021 Recruitment||Vacancies|
|National Defence Academy (148)||Army||208 (including 10 for female candidates)|
|Navy||42 (including 3 for female candidates)|
|Air Force120 (28 for Ground Duties)||Flying||92 (including 2 for female candidates)|
|GD Tech||18 (including 2 for female candidates)|
|GD Non-Tech||10 (including 2 for female candidates)|
|Naval Academy (110)(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)||30 (for male candidates only)|
|UPSC NDA & NA I 2022 Recruitment||Vacancies|
|National Defence Academy||Army||208 (including 10 for female candidates)|
|Navy||42 (including 03 for female candidates)|
|Air||(i) Flying – 92 (including 02 for female candidates)|
(ii) Ground Duties (Tech) – 18 (including 02 for female candidates)
(iii) Ground Duties (Non-Tech) – 10 (including 02 for female candidates)
|Naval Academy(10+2 Cadet Entry Scheme)||30 (for male candidates only)|