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The Supreme Court Monday asked the defence ministry to produce the Army Act notification that makes women ineligible for permanent commission in the regular army.

When the apex court bench of Justice J.M. Panchal and Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra said that Section 12 of the Army Act, 1950 was in breach of Article 14 of the constitution, Additional Solicitor General Parag Tripathi said the provision was protected by Article 33 of the constitution.

The court then asked the additional solicitor general to produce notification under Section 12 of the Army Act.

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