Such a policy barring married individuals from applying “doesn’t make any sense”, a division bench of chief justice Satish Chandra Sharma and justice Subramonium Prasad said, holding that there was no correlation between marriage and training of candidates selected for Short Service Commission in the Army for entry into JAG department. “What is the rationale of marriage and eligibility? Put it on an affidavit that a person trained for arms cannot be married. Put the policy on record because marriage and training can have no correlation,” it told the Centre’s counsel.
The court granted four weeks’ time to the government to file an affidavit and posted the matter for hearing on March 22, 2023.