Women officers can now get permanent commission in Army  

#GS1 #Role of Women 

The Ministry of Defence has issued the formal Government Sanction Letter for grant of permanent commission (PC) to women officers in the Army.  

The order follows a Supreme Court verdict in February that directed the government that women officers be granted PC and command postings in all services other than combat.   

The order specifies the grant of permanent commission to SSC women officers in all the 10 streams in which they presently serve —  

  • Army Air Defence,  
  • Signals,  
  • Engineers,  
  • Army Aviation,  
  • Electronics and Mechanical Engineers,  
  • Army Service Corps,  
  • Army Ordnance Corps and  
  • Intelligence Corps,  

Streams where women were previously allowed permanent commission:  

  • Judge and Advocate General and  
  • Army Educational Corps 

 

Source: The Hindu 

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