It’s an amazing feeling to see how women are being encouraged to make their own place in the world. It’s International Women”s day, and we have another reason to celebrate. It is reported that women will now be eligible for permanent careers in 10 of the branches of the army where they have been inducted as short-service commissioned (SSC) officers, the defence ministry announced on Tuesday. Permanent commissioning of women officers was, until now, allowed only in two army branches, Judge Advocate General (JAG) and Army Education Corps. But now, eight new branches are opened to SSC women officers for permanent commission that includes Corps of Signals, Engineers, Army Aviation, Army Air Defence, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers , Army Service Corps, Army Ordinance Corps, and the Intelligence Corps.
Check top twitter tweets:
Defence Ministry: Women officers will be granted Permanent Commission in the Indian Army in all the ten branches where women are inducted for Short Service Commission.
This is the real Women Empowerment!!!
— Hrishikesh Kulkarni (@hck1998) March 6, 2019
Congratulations to Women Short Service Commissioned Officers of the Indian Army who have been made eligible for Permanent Commission by the Govt. Thanks to Ms @nsitharaman for her efforts in this historic step.https://t.co/Rerla1IBsR
— Navdeep Singh (@SinghNavdeep) March 5, 2019
— Priti Roy (@IAmPritiRoy) March 5, 2019
Another landmark step towards ensuring inclusion and equality for women.
— Neha Joshi (@The_NehaJoshi) March 5, 2019
In a statement clarifying the same, the ministry spokesperson said, “SSC women officers will give their option for permanent commission before completion of four years of commissioned service. They will be considered for grant of permanent commission based on suitability, merit etc and will be employed in various staff appointments.”
“In addition to education, law and naval constructor branch, women SSC officers have been made eligible for grant of PC in the naval armament branch, on par with the male officers,” the ministry said, adding that the proposal for induction of three new training ships will provide the requisite infrastructure for training both men and women officers. The navy is expected to induct women in all branches once the training ships are in place.
“The decision is also a perfect International Women’s Day celebration gift to women of India, the move has brought honour to abilities of Indian women”, Franklin said.
Well done, Indian Army…!!!