The Delhi High Court has set aside the order of the army refusing resignation to its woman officer who had said that her continuance in service was affecting her family life.
The plea of Captain Krishna, a nurse with a military hospital in Roorkee, was rejected in August 2009, which had asked her to join duty.
However, the court held that the rejection of her plea was against her fundamental rights of privacy and dignity. “The order certainly tantamount to a gross violation of the privacy and dignity of the petitioner and hence her constitutional right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution of India,” it said.
Directing the army to consider her plea afresh within four weeks, the bench said: “The order of posting was unwarranted and unjust.”
Krishna, who had sought resignation, had submitted that her life was getting disturbed as she had to frequently travel a long distance to meet her family.