Women officers to be granted permanent commission in Army

NEW DELHI: In sync with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement regarding grant of Permanent Commission to women officers in the Armed Forces, the Government on Tuesday said they will be granted Permanent Commission in the Indian Army in all the ten branches where women are inducted for Short Service Commission.

“Besides the existing two streams of Judge Advocate General (JAG) and Army Education Corps, now PC 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,” the Defence Ministry said.

The women officers will be given an option for PC before completion of four years of Commissioned Service.

The officers will be considered for grant of PC based on suitability, merit and will be employed in various staff appointment.

As far as Indian Air Force is concerned, all branches, including Fighter Pilots are now open for women officers.

In the case of Indian Navy, all non sea going branches, cadre, and specialization have been opened for induction of women officers through Short Service Commission.  (AGENCIES)