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Govt issues order for permanent commission of women officers in Army

- Posted on 23 July 2020

New Delhi, July 23: The Army on Thursday said the government has issued an order for grant of the permanent commission of women officers in the force. 

Army spokesperson Col Aman Anand said the government order paved the way for empowering of women officers to shoulder larger roles in the Army.

“The order specifies grant of permanent commission to Short Service Commissioned (SSC) women officers in all 10 streams of the Indian Army,” he said.

Col Anand said the 10 streams where the permanent commission of women officers are being made available include Army Air Defence, signals, engineers, Army Aviation, electronics and mechanical engineers, Army Service Corps and Intelligence Corps in addition to the existing streams of judge and advocate general and Army Educational Corps.

“Their selection board will be scheduled as soon as all affected SSC women officers exercise their option and complete requisite documentation,” he said. 

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