Women Officers in Indian Army: An Update

The number of women officers in Indian Army medical and non-medical cadres are as under:

  • The total number of women in Indian Army medical cadres, as on 01st July 2023:    
  • Army Medical Corps (AMC) – 1,212
  • Army Dental Corps (ADC) – 168
  • Military Nursing Service (MNS) – 3,841
  • The total number of women officers in Indian Army (excluding AMC, ADC and MNS) as on 01st January, 2023 is 1,733.

The major initiatives to increase the number of women in the Indian Army are given below:

  • 20 vacancies for Women Army cadets per year have been allotted in National Defence Academy, Pune with effect from July 2022.
  • Short Service Commission has 90 vacancies for women including 10 additional vacancies increased with effect from June 2023.

Also, approval has been given, since March, 2023 for induction of women officers into following branches:

  • Artillery units.
  • Remount and Veterinary Corps.
  • Entry of Women officers as pilots in Army Aviation has commenced with effect from June 2021.
  • Enrolment of women as Other Ranks in Corps of Military Police in the Indian Army has commenced since 2019.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Sandosh Kumar P in Rajya Sabha today.

Source: https://pib.gov.in/

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