Order of permanent commission for women officers in Army

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The Ministry of Defense has issued an order to give permanent commission to women officers in the army.

The Supreme Court in February directed the government to consider giving permanent commissions to all serving women officers recruited under the Short Service Commission (SSC) scheme.

Army spokesman Colonel Aman Anand said that the government order has paved the way for the participation of women officers in large roles in the army.

He said, this order directs permanent commissioning of Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers in all the 10 parts of the Indian Army.

Colonel Anand said that the ten organs for which women officers will get permanent commission are Military Air Defense, Signal, Engineer, Military Aviation, Electronics and Mechanical Engineer, Military Service Corps and Intelligence Corps.

An army spokesman said, as soon as all SSC women officers affected by this order will complete the required paperwork using this option, their selection board will be determined. Under SSC, women rights offer their services for an initial term of five years, which can be extended to 14 years. They will now be able to serve till the retirement age through permanent commission.