Tribune News Service
New Delhi, July 23
Five months after the Supreme Court allowed everlasting fee for Short Service Commission (SSC) girls officers, the Ministry of Defence has issued a proper order permitting girls to be everlasting commissioned officers in eight further streams within the Army.
Women SSC officers are presently allowed a everlasting fee within the Judge and Advocate General (JAG) and Army Education Corps (AEC) branches.
The order specifies grant of everlasting fee to SSC girls officers in eight further streams of the Indian Army: Army Air Defence (AAD), Signals, Engineers, Army Aviation, Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME), Army Service Corps (ASC), Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) and Intelligence Corps.
Called the federal government sanction letter, it was issued on Thursday for grant of everlasting fee to girls officers within the Army, paving the way in which for empowering girls officers to shoulder bigger roles within the organisation.
The Army Headquarters had set in movement a collection of preparatory actions for conduct of the Permanent Commission Selection Board for Women Officers.
The board might be scheduled as quickly as all SSC girls officers train their choice and full requisite documentation.
The resolution will apply to those that had joined as SSC officers, however weren’t given an choice throughout their service tenure to go for everlasting fee.
Their male counterparts from identical batches and streams went on to turn out to be everlasting fee officers. SSC officers – males or girls – be a part of for a interval of 10 or 14 years following which an choice is given in the event that they need to be everlasting fee officers.