Navy is the last of the three armed forces in the country to allow permanent commission to women.
Last year, the Indian Air Force came out with the decision to allow women as fighter pilots for the first time.
A similar court in the year 2010, had issued an order allowing women to obtain permanent commission in the Army and the Air Force, noting that women officers “deserve better from the government”.
Three women officers – Commander Suman Kumari, Commander Supriya Sethu and Commander Pawan Preet Mann – had moved the Supreme Court seeking reinstatement in the Navy. They have now been called for their medical tests for the permanent commission.