Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Defence

Permanent Commission to women in all 10 branches of Indian Army: MoD

ANI | Updated: Mar 05, 2019 23:18 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 5 (ANI): Women officers will be granted Permanent Commission in the Indian Army in all 10 branches where women are inducted for Short Service Commission.
"Women officers will be granted Permanent Commission in the Indian Army in all the ten branches where women are inducted for Short Service Commission," Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.
Besides the existing two streams of Judge Advocate General (JAG) and Army Education Corps, Permanent Commission will be granted in Signals, Engineers, Army Aviation, Army Air Defence, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers, Army Service Corps, Army Ordinance Corps and Intelligence also to women officers.  
SSC women officers will give their option for the Permanent Commission before completion of four years of Commissioned Service and they will exercise an option for grant of Permanent Commission and their choice of specialisation.
"In Indian Navy, all non-sea going Branches/Cadre/Specialisation has been opened for induction of women officers through Short Service Commission. In addition to education, Law and Naval Constructor branch/cadre, women SSC officers have been made eligible for grant of Permanent Commission in the Naval Armament branch, at par with the male officers," said a statement issued by the ministry.
The proposal for induction of three new training ships for the Indian Navy is underway. This will provide the requisite infrastructure for training of both men and women officers. Indian Navy will start inducting women in all branches, once the training ships are in place. (ANI)

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