Good news: Woman officers will be given permanent commission in all 10 Army branches

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.

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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.

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:

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