Women officers can now get permanent commission in Army
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The Ministry of Defence has issued the formal Government Sanction Letter for grant of permanent commission (PC) to women officers 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 specifies the grant of permanent commission to SSC women officers in all the 10 streams in which they presently serve —
- Army Air Defence,
- 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