New Delhi, Oct. 26 -- The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Union government and the Army to reconsider the case of five women short service commission officers (WSSCOs), who were denied permanent commission (PC) after being assessed from 1999 to 2005 on annual confidential report (ACR)-based assessment system, and failed to get over 60% marks, the threshold for grant of PC as fixed by the court.

The officers approached the court, complaining against the unit assessment card (UAC) system that prevailed till 2005. This system was discontinued by the Army in September 2005 and replaced by ACR-based assessment policy for grant of PC. However, their plea to be considered for PC was rejected by the Delhi high court on September 17 against which...