Monday, 7 January 2019

Status of Women in Indian Armed Forces - Defence


Ministry of Defence
Status of Women in Armed Forces

07 JAN 2019
The induction of women is based on the organisational requirement, fighting efficiency, combat effectiveness and functionality of the Army.  Presently women along-with men candidates are recruited in Indian Army as Officers through Short Service Commission (SSC) on all India merit basis.  Women Officers are inducted in Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Army Education Corps, Judge Advocate General Branch, Corps of Engineers, Corps of Signals, Intelligence Corps, Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Army Aviation Corps and Corps of Army Air Defence.  Women are also included in Indian Army in Military Nursing Service and Medical Officers cadre.
The details of the percentage of women working for armed forces are as under:

Name of the ServicePercentage (%)
Air Force13.09
Medical Officers21.63
Dental Officers20.75
Nursing Officers100.00

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. Vikas Mahatme in Rajya Sabha today.


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