Women army officers get permanent commission

Women army officers get permanent commission 298x300 Women army officers get permanent commissionFor the first time in the history of Indian Army, 12 women officers have been granted permanent commission. The officers belong to Judge Advocate General’s Branch and Education Corps. The women officers had been granted Short Service Commission between 1996-2005.

AIR correspondent reports the first ever board for grant of permanent commission to women officers was held in November this year. Based on the board’s recommendation, the women officers have been granted permanent commission.

Following the grant of permanent commission the 12 women officers will be eligible for higher positions in the Army. They will also been entitled to pension and other benefits. Out of the 35,377 officers in the Army, only 1,065 are women. Till now women officers were only given short service commission of five to 14 years.

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