Over 100 majors and lieutenant colonels of the Indian army have moved to the Supreme Court Of India claiming discrimination and injustice in the rank promotion of officers of the services corps.
The petition read as:
“This act of Army and Union government (discrimination in promotion) has created tremendous injustice+ to the petitioners and others which are detrimental to the morale of the officers and, in turn, to the defence of the country.”
The petition further reads as services corps officers are facing similar kind of challenges as officers of combat arms corps are facing. But officers of service corps are deprived of promotional avenues.
The action of the Army and the Union government is violating the fundamental rights of the petitioners and other middle level Army officers.
“The petitioners also wish to draw the attention of the Supreme Court that the sacrifices of officers of services corps are at par, if not more, with officers of combat arms corps in the Indian Army.”
The morale of services corps’ officers who had discharged their duty in a dedicated manner for more than 10-15 years is also affecting.