Women to get Permanent Commission in Indian Army

It can be called Women’s day special. Ahead of the day, the Defence Ministry made and announcement- Women officers can now get permanent commissions in 10 branches of the Indian Army.

The Defence Ministry said that it has taken necessary steps to ensure that women, who were earlier inducted for short service commission (SSC), get the permanent commission in the armed forces.

The permanent commission will be granted to women officers inducted in branches such as Signals, Engineers, Army Aviation, Army Air Defence, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers, Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps and Intelligence.

The Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers will have to give their option for permanent commission before completion of four years of commissioned service and they would be able to choose their specialisation, the Ministry said.

The government had earlier approved the same for the Air Force, where all branches including fighter pilots are open for women officers.

“In Indian Navy, all non-sea going branches/cadre/specialisation have been opened for induction of women officers through Short Service Commission,” the Ministry said.

The era is truly changing and becoming easy for women. The change is good.

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