More than 100 Lieutenant Colonels and Majors of the Indian Army have filed a petition in the Supreme Court alleging discrimination in promotion of officers in the service corps.
The Army officers alleged that the officers of the service corps are being deployed in operations where they are not supposed to be part of but they are denied the benefits that they should be given.
The service corps of the Indian Army is bestowed with the responsibility to provide logistics to the Army. According to defense experts this has posed a fresh challenge to the newly appointed Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
“This act of Army and Union government (discrimination in promotion) has created tremendous injustice to the petitioners and others which is detrimental to the morale of the officers and, in turn, to the defence of the country,” read the petition.
In 2016, Supreme Court settled a petition filed by the service corps, which claimed that there were not enough colonel posts allocated for promotion.