The government policy that prevents married men or women from being considered for the Judge Advocate General (JAG) department, the legal arm of the army, was not well accepted by the Delhi High Court
“No, it does not make any sense. If a person is married and goes for training, how will it affect his training,” asked Justice Prasad.
The Court scheduled the matter for further review on March 22, 2023 after giving the government four weeks to submit an affidavit describing the policy issue.
Even if the army supports the institution of marriage, it was maintained that there is just a temporary ban on marriage during recruitment and pre-commissioning training.
The government had stated that after that time period was finished, candidates—male or female—were free to begin a family.