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Mar 06, 2019 at 12:07

Women Officers Of The Indian Army Will Now Get Permanent Commission In 10 Branches

by Meenu Katariya

Indian Army has made a commendable move by allowing its women officers permanent commission in 10 branches.

Source: India Today

According to a report by NDTV, the Defence Ministry said women, who were earlier inducted for short service commission (SSC), will get permanent commission in the armed forces.

Source: News18

Till now women officers were allowed permanent commission only in two branches, Judge Advocate General (JAG) and Army Education Corps. 

Earlier, the same was approved for women in the Air Force, where all branches including fighter pilots are now open for women officers.

Source: The Tribune

The Defence Ministry stated:

SSC women officers will give their option for permanent commission before completion of four years of Commissioned Service... They will be considered for grant of permanent commission based on suitability, merit, etc., and will be employed in various staff appointment.

Earlier, the same was approved for women in the Air Force, where all branches including fighter pilots are now open for women officers.

Source: Firstpost

Opening of new avenues for women which were previously closed to them will give them the chance to pursue a career of their choice.

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