Army grants permanent commission to 39 women officers
Following the Supreme Court’s instruction, the Army on Friday granted long-term commission to 39 females officers. The peak court had mandated the Army to do so by November 1.
Earlier in August, the Indian Army’s Selection Board has actually cleared the way for the promotion of 5 females officers to Colonel (Time Scale) rank, post conclusion of 26 years of reckonable service.
This is the first time that ladies officers serving with the Corps of Signals, Corps of Electronic and Mechanical Engineers (EME) and the Corps of Engineers have actually been authorized to the rank of Colonel. Formerly, promo to the rank of Colonel was only appropriate for women officers in the Army Medical Corps (AMC), Judge Supporter General (JAG) and the Army Education Corps (AEC).
The five ladies officers selected for Colonel Time Scale rank are Lt Col Sangeeta Sardana from the Corps of Signals, Lt Col Sonia Anand and Lt Col Navneet Duggal from the Corps of EME and Lt Col Reenu Khanna and Lt Col Ritcha Sagar from the Corps of Engineers.