In February 2020, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case related to the issue of granting equivalent post of commanding officers to women in the armed forces. Indian government had filed a petition challenging a Delhi High Court verdict of 2010 which granted PCs to women officers at par with their male counterparts. In its argument, government stated that women were unsuitable for discharging such roles due to psychological limitations, lower physical standards, domestic obligations and absence due to pregnancy. The Supreme Court in a landmark judgement upheld the right of SSC women officers to be entitled to PCs in the armed forces. Ruling against the government, the Supreme Court held that an absolute bar could not be placed for considering women officers for command positions.