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Vikash Sharma

In compliance with the Supreme Court order, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on Friday opened an application window for women candidates to apply for the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2021.

“In compliance with the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India’s interim direction permitting women candidates to take part in the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2021 by its order dated 18/08/2021 in WP (C). No.1416/2020 filed by Kush Kalra Vs. UoI & Others, the Union Public Service Commission has decided to open the online portal of application on its website (upsconline.nic.in) for this Examination to enable the unmarried women candidates ONLY, who are otherwise eligible in terms of nationality, age, marital status, educational qualification, etc. as per the Notice for the said Examination (No. 10/2021-NDA-II), which was published on 09/06/2021 and is currently available on the Commission’s website,” UPSC said in a notification.

As per the notification, physical standards and number of vacancies for women candidates would be notified after receipt of the same from Government of India (Ministry of Defence) in due course of time. The application will remain open for women candidates from 24.09.2021 to 08.10.2021 (till 6:00 P.M).

“No application will be accepted beyond the prescribed last date/time, i.e., 08.10.2021(till 6:00 P.M) or through any mode other than the aforesaid online mode. The Examination is scheduled to be held on 14.11.2021. Women candidates are not required to pay fee for their application for this Examination,” the notification said.

The admission of the women candidates in the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2021 will remain provisional and subject to the final outcome of the WP (C). No.1416/2020 or such other order(s) as may be passed by the Supreme Court and action by the Government of India in the matter.

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