The matter of Kush Kalra v Union of India & Ors was addressing a petition submitted by Kush Kalra asking for instructions to permit the recruitment of women into the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) as constables/drivers and constables/drivers-cum-pump operators (drivers for fire services) on an equal basis with men. He said that there was no justifiable reason why the CISF should deny women employment in the positions of constable and driver for the fire services when they were already being hired at those positions within the CISF for other tasks. According to Gogna, a proposal to change the laws governing the hiring of women for non-GD positions has already been sent. He asked for eight weeks to come up with more information.
Conclusion and Remedy
The Central Government recently informed the Delhi High Court that it is amending the rules governing recruitment in the paramilitary forces and developing provisions so that the enlistment of women is equal to that of men in the non-General Duty (GD) courses. The CGSC made the statement before a division bench of Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad. The statement was recorded by the court, and on August 29 it was scheduled for more discussion.