India, Oct. 25 -- The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre and the Indian Army to consider the case of five Army women short service commission officers who were denied permanent commission as they were assessed from 1999-2005 based on an assessment system that relied on an annual confidential report (ACR) due to which they failed to get over 60% marks, the threshold fixed by the Supreme Court in March for grant of permanent commission (PC).

The officers in question approached the top court complaining against the unit assessment card (UAC) assessment 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 consid...