On Tuesday, the government has announced that the women officers can not seek permanent commissions in 10 Indian Army branches.

The Defence Ministry claims that it has taken compulsory steps to ensure that women, who earlier were inducted for SSC (Short Service Commission), get the permanent commission in the armed forces.

Permanent Commission will grant women officers inducted in branches such as Engineers, Signals, Army Air Defence, Army Aviation, Army Service Corps, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers, Intelligence, and Army Ordnance Corps.

The Short Service Commission women officers will have to provide their option for permanent commission ahead of the completion of 4-years of commissioned services and they would be allowed to select their specialization, added the Ministry.

Earlier the government had approved the same for the Air Force, where all branches including fighter pilots posts are also open for women officers.

The Ministry continued that “in Indian Navy, all non-sea going branches/cadre/specialization have been opened for induction of women officers through Short Service Commission.”

Indian Navy is also building three ships for providing training to women officers after which they will also be deployed at sea.

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