Women officers to be granted permanent commission in Army

Women will be eligible for permanent careers in all ten branches of the army where they have been inducted as short-service commissioned (SSC) officers, the defense ministry said on Tuesday.

A defense ministry spokesperson said the eight new branches opened to SSC women officers for the permanent commission are Corps of Signals, Engineers, Army Aviation, Army Air defence, electronics and Mechanical Engineers, Army Service Corps, Army Ordinance Corps, and the Intelligence Corps.

The government had earlier approved the same for the Air Force, where all branches including fighter pilots are open for women officers.Women officers to be granted permanent commission in Army Women officers to be granted permanent commission in Army Army

Women will be eligible for permanent careers in all ten branches of the army where they have been inducted as short-service commissioned (SSC) officers, the defense ministry said on Tuesday. Until now, women officers were allowed permanent commission (PC) only in two branches: Judge Advocate General (JAG) and Army education Corps.

A defense ministry spokesperson said the eight new branches opened to SSC women officers for the permanent commission are Corps of Signals, Engineers, Army Aviation, Army Air Defence, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers, Army Service Corps, Army Ordinance Corps, and the Intelligence Corps.Women officers to be granted permanent commission in Army Women officers to be granted permanent commission in Army Women army officers v 1080x608

The Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers will have to give their option for permanent commission before completion of four years of commissioned service, and they would be able to choose their specialization, the Ministry said.
The government had earlier approved the same for the Air Force, where all branches including fighter pilots are open for women officers.