In a major breakthrough, women officers can now get “permanent commissions” in all 10 branches of the Indian Army, the Defence Ministry added in a statement.
“Women officers will be granted Permanent Commission in the Indian Army in all the ten branches where women are inducted for Short Service Commission,” Ministry of Defence said on Tuesday.
As per IANS report, the Defence Ministry has promised to introduce women in the Short Service Commission (SSC) to a permanent commission in the field of armed forces.
This means that the permanent commission will be granted to women officers admitted in branches such as Signals, Engineers, Army Aviation, Army Air Defence, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers, Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps and Intelligence, the report adds.
Defence Ministry: Women officers will be granted Permanent Commission in the Indian Army in all the ten branches where women are inducted for Short Service Commission.
— ANI (@ANI) March 5, 2019
In Indian Navy, all non-sea going Branches/Cadre/Specialisation has been opened for admitting women officers through Short Service Commission’, reads a statement issued by the Defence Ministry.
“In addition to education, Law and Naval Constructor branch/cadre, women SSC officers have been made eligible for grant of Permanent Commission in the Naval Armament branch, at par with the male officers,” said a statement issued by the ministry.
The Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers will have to give their choice for “permanent commission before the completion of four years” of commissioned service and they would be able to choose their specialisation.
Here’s how citizens applauded the Defence Ministry’s move:
Wow, historic move ??
— Nikhil Shah (@being_nikhil0) March 5, 2019
More power to girls. A perfect gift to women on International Women's Day. pic.twitter.com/EnkQWyXSEI
— BornPatriot (@IamBornPatriot) March 5, 2019
This is a welcome decision! ???
— CdrNalaku,Veteran. (@Nalaku1) March 5, 2019
Now thats called women empowernment …Kudos …Some political leaders only talk about it in interviews and some actually impliment it…
— Anubhav Dhingra (@anubhavdhingra) March 5, 2019
There was a period in history women can't even show their face, had to keep inside dupatta…
India has changed, Arab hasn't.
— Kejriwal Jong Un (@DharnaDhaari) March 5, 2019
One of the most historic step. To the feminists who focus their time and energy to call onscreen masturbation or painting face with period blood "empowering", this is real women empowerment. This is equality.
— THE SKIN DOCTOR (@theskindoctor13) March 5, 2019