Recruitment of Women in Armed Forces
Women are inducted as Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) in specified branches in the Services in terms of Government policy letter No.671/2009-D(AG), dated 11th November, 2011. Further, Women SSCOs are eligible for grant of Permanent Commission in specific branches in the three Services viz. Judge Advocate General (JAG) and Army Education Corps of Army and their corresponding branches in Navy and Air Force; Naval constructor in Navy and Accounts, Technical, Administration, Logistic and Meteorology branches in Air Force.
Review of recruitment policies including greater role for women in defence is a continuous and ongoing process.
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Avinash Pande in Rajya Sabha today.