Army considering creating special cadre for permanent commission to women
May 07, 2018  20:39
The army is finalising a plan to grant permanent commission to women in an array of areas by creating a special cadre for their induction, official sources said today.
They said the permanent commission to women is being considered for a number of segments including cyber and IT, corps of military police and various posts in service selection board.
At present, the army offers permanent commission to women in the Army Education Corps and the Judge Advocate General Department.
Majority of women recruits in the army are short-service commission officers and they have a maximum tenure of 14 years.
The sources said the army was seriously working on extending the areas where women can be recruited.
"The army is considering creating a special cadre for recruitment of women officers under permanent commission category," said an army officer.
Last month, the Centre had told the Supreme Court that it was considering granting permanent commission to short service commission women army officers.
A group of women army officers recruited under SSC scheme had approached courts seeking PC status. -- PTI
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