Status of Women in Armed Forces


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 Service Percentage (%)
Army 03.80
Air Force 13.09
Navy 06.00
Medical Officers 21.63
Dental Officers 20.75
Nursing Officers 100.00

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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