The Central Government has reportedly issued formal sanction letter for grant of Permanent Commission to women officers in Indian Army.
The order specifies grant of Permanent Commission to Short Service Commissioned (SSC) women officers in all ten streams of Indian Army in addition to the existing streams of Judge and Advocate General (JAG) and Army Educational Corps (AEC).
Indian Army spokesperson said that this will be paving the way for empowering women officers to shoulder larger roles in the organisation.
Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had granted one Month's time to implement the grant of Permanent Commission and Command Posts for eligible women officers in the Indian Army. The 17th February judgment directed that Permanent Commission should be granted to women in the Army, regardless of their service, in all the ten streams where the Union Government had already taken a decision to grant Short Service Commission to women.