Year wise induction details of women officers in the three armed forces during the past three years and current year is as follows:
|Indian Air Force*||59||59||51||00|
|Indian Navy||57||38||54||18 (in progress)|
*excluding Medical and Dental branch officers.
The number and percentage of women officers in the Indian Navy (except Medical, Dental and MNS branch) is 527 (5.12%). The corresponding figure in respect of Indian Air Forces is 1601 (13.81%). The information in respect of Indian Army in this regard is as under:-
|S. No.||Arm/Service||Held strength of women officers as on 01 January, 2020||Percentage (%) of women officer against held strength of respective services as on 01 January, 2020|
The current number and percentage of women officers in Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) are as under:
Women OfficersArmy (Number/Percentage)
TotalMedical Officers1185 (21.25%)265 (29.38%)141 (20.74%)1591 (22.22%)Dental Officers170 (25.15%)07 (20.59%)05 (14.29%)182 (24.43%)Military Nursing Service (MNS)(In all 03 Armed Forces)4658 (100%)
Indian Army is committed to comply to the judgement of Hon’ble Superme Court passed on 17th February, 2020 granting permanent commission to the women officers as per their qualification, professional experience, specialization, if any and organization requirement.
The commanding posts in the Indian Air Force (IAF) are decided purely on merit basis. There is no embargo for detailment of women officers for Commanding Officers’ post in the IAF.
Male and female officers inducted into the Navy in various Branches/Cadres/Specialisations under similar schemes are treated at par and without discrimination for posting/billeting.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Shrimati Vandana Chavan in Rajya Sabha today.