Thursday, 8 March 2018

Women Personnel in Army


Ministry of Defence

Women Personnel in Army

07 MAR 2018
Held strength of women officers (excluding Medical, Dental and Nursing) in the Indian Army for the last three years are as under:

YearNumber of officers
2015 (as on 1st July)1466
2016 (as on 1st July)1512
2017 (as on 1st July)1548

The borne strength of women officers (excluding Medical and Dental) in the Indian Navy as on 1st January from 2015 onwards is as follows

YearBorne strength of women officers
2015382
2016409
2017469

The strength of women officers (except Medical and Dental branch) in Indian Air Force in the last three years is as follows:

YearStrength of women officers
20151428
20161584
20171598

Details of women officers (excluding Medical, Dental and Nursing) in different Arms and Service of Indian Army as on 1st January, 2018 are as under:

Arm / ServiceWomen officers
AAD63
Engrs195
Sigs220
ASC265
AOC292
EME263
Int73
Army Avn20
AEC85
RVC0
JAG85
Total1561

Current held strength of women officers in Armed Forces Medical Services as on 1st January, 2018 is as under:

ServicesNumber of Officers
AMC (Medical Officers)975
AD Corps (Dental Officers)127
MNS (Military Nursing Service)3730

There are no non-commissioned women officers in the Army. As on 27 February 2018, the total strength of women officers in the Indian Navy (including Medical and Dental) is 639.

The branch wise breakdown is as follows:

Branch /Cadre / SpecialisationStrength
Education132
Logistics144
Law04
ATC67
Naval Constructor64
Observer70
Pilot02
Naval Armament10
Medical144
Dental02
Total:639

Branch wise details of women officers (except Medical and Dental branch) in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as on 1st February, 2018 is as follows:

BranchNo. of women officers
F(P)104
F(N)16
AE(M)48
AE(L)569
ADM430
LGS162
ACCTS116
EDN83
MET70
Total:1598
There are no non-commissioned women officers in the IAF.

The complaints of discrimination received from women officers at work place in the armed forces are investigated and necessary action taken against defaulting officers, in accordance with the prevailing Acts and rules in force.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Smt Kamla Devi Paatle in Lok Sabha today.

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