Over 7,000 Ladies Personnel Serving In Military: Authorities

At present girls are serving in officer’s cadre solely within the Indian Air Power (File)

New Delhi:

Over 7,000 girls personnel are serving within the Indian Military at current adopted by 1,636 within the Indian Air Power and 748 within the Navy, in keeping with particulars supplied by the federal government in Lok Sabha on Friday.

Replying to a query, Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt mentioned 7,093 girls are within the Military, which included 6,993 within the Military Medical Corps, Military Dental Corps and Navy Nursing Service (MNS). Hundred girls are serving in different ranks.

Mr Bhatt mentioned, at present girls are serving in officer’s cadre solely within the Indian Air Power (IAF) and their power as on March 1 (excluding medical and dental branches) is 1,636.

“As on date, girls are employed within the Navy within the officer’s rank. The power of ladies officers within the Indian Navy, as on March 9 is 748, together with medical and dental officers,” he mentioned Bhatt mentioned employment within the Indian armed forces is gender impartial. “There isn’t a distinction within the deployment and dealing circumstances of female and male troopers within the arms and companies wherein they serve,” he mentioned.

“The postings are as per organisational necessities and employment is as per {qualifications} and repair qualitative necessities,” he mentioned.

Referring to the Military, the minister mentioned consequent to grant of Everlasting Fee to girls officers, a gender impartial profession development coverage overlaying employment and promotional points was ordered on November 23, 2021, offering equal alternatives to girls officers.

Concerning the IAF, he mentioned girls officers are empowered to carry key appointments, together with commanding officers, in fight models of varied subject models.

“The foundations on this regard are gender impartial and supply them equal alternatives. Their medical health and medical circumstances are additionally factored previous to their efficient utilisation,” he mentioned.

On employment of ladies within the Navy, Bhatt mentioned officers are given alternatives for partner co-location, re-settlement posting and compassionate grounds posting in a gender impartial method.

To a separate query, he mentioned a proposal for creation of Non-Lapsable Defence Modernisation Fund (DMF) is into account with the Ministry of Defence.

“The DMF shall be out there for modernisation of defence forces and would complement the common yearly budgetary allocations by eliminating any uncertainty in provisioning of satisfactory funds for numerous defence functionality improvement and infrastructure tasks,” he mentioned.

“An appropriate mechanism for operationalising the fund is being labored out in session with the Ministry of Finance,” he mentioned.

Varied parliamentary panels had additionally really useful the structure of the DMF in order that the unspent budgetary allocation to the three companies could be retained even after the tip of the fiscal yr.


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