Women in Defence Forces

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The total held strength of defence personnel vis-à-vis the total number of female officers (excluding medical and dental branch) in all the three wings of defence forces is as under:

Army Navy Air Force

 

Total officers

(as on 1.1.

2016)

PBOR

(as on 1.1.

2016)

Women officers

(as on 1.7.

2016)

Total officers

(as on 6.12.

2016)

Sailors

(as on 6.12.

2016)

Women officers

(as on 6.12.

2016)

Total officers

(as on 1.12.

2016)

 

Airmen

(as on 1.11.

2016)

Women officers

(as on 1.12.

2016)

 

41162 1159093 1512 9356 57031 453 11948 128898 1584

The Government has been taking steps to make Short Service Commission (SSC) more attractive which in turn is also expected to encourage the intake of women officers in the Armed Forces.  Further, few more branches / streams have been opened for induction of women as SSC officers.

The details of women officers (excluding medical and dental branch) recruited during the last three years, Service-wise, are as under:

Year Army Navy Air Force

 

2013 127 50 144
2014 104 57 155
2015 72 35 223

On experimental basis, the Government has inducted three women Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) in Air Force into the fighter stream on 18.6.2016.  This experimental entry scheme for women in fighter stream will be valid for 5 years from the date of issue of Government of India letter dated 2.12.2015.  However, presently there is no  proposal with the Government to induct women officers for combat duties in Army or for deployment of women onboard warships.

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