(PC) TO WOMEN OFFICERS IN THE INDIAN ARMY
Defence Ministry has issued the formal Government Sanction Letter for grant of Permanent Commission (PC) to Women Officers in the Indian Army. This will pave the way for empowering Women Officers to shoulder larger roles in the organization.
The order specifies grant of PC to Short Service Commissioned (SSC) Women Officers in all 10 streams of the Indian Army namely:
Army Air Defence (AAD),
Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME),
Army Service Corps (ASC),
Army Ordnance Corps (AOC),
Judge and Advocate General (JAG) and
Army Educational Corps (AEC).
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Background: Supreme court verdict
The order follows a Supreme Court verdict in February 2020 that directed the government that women officers be granted PC and command postings in all services other than combat.
It rejected the Centre’s view on physiological limitations of women as being based on “sex stereotypes” and “gender discrimination against women”.