News Desk: On Thursday, The Ministry of Defence issued a formal government sanction letter for grant of Permanent Commission (PC) to women officers in the Indian Army paving the way for ‘empowering women officers to shoulder larger roles in the organisation”.
The order specifies grant of permanent commission to Short Service Commissioned (SSC) Women Officers in all ten streams of the Indian Army.
PRO Guwahati, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India tweeted:
MoD has issued the formal Govt Sanction Letter for grant of #PermanentCommission (PC) to Women Officers in the Indian Army, paving the way for empowering Women Officers to shoulder larger roles in the organisation.@SpokespersonMoD @DY365 @PIB_Guwahati @PIBGangtok @diprassam pic.twitter.com/v0eyD21MPf
— PRO GUWAHATI, MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT OF INDIA (@prodefgau) July 23, 2020
“The Selection Board will be scheduled as soon as all affected SSC women officers exercise their option and complete requisite documentation”, According to an official spokesperson.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had granted one more month to the Centre to implement its verdict directing that permanent commission be given to all serving SSC women officers in the Army.
The top court directed the Army to grant permanent commission and command postings to women officers.
Indian Army has sanctioned 50,266 posts for officers, while the posts currently occupied are 40,825 including 1,653 by women officers. The top court had also noted that there is a shortage of 9,441 officers in the Indian Army.
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