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Navy gives Permanent Commission to Women and will be posted on Warships

Navy grants Permanent Commission Women Officers

In a step towards giving equal status to women officers, the Navy has granted permanent commission (PSC) to seven officers and has formalised plans to grant permanent commission in eight branches from 2017.
Indian Navy

“Recognising the importance of providing equal opportunities to women officers, seven women officers from the batch of Short Service Commission officers of the Education branch and Naval Constructor cadre, who joined in 2008-09, have been granted Permanent Commission,” the Navy said in a statement on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.

Women Officers will be posted on Warships

The statement also added that additional avenues for employment for women officers have also been opened up. “Starting 2017, women officers can choose to join as pilots of maritime reconnaissance planes as also in the naval armament inspectorate cadre,” it added. A total of eight branches will be opened for women officers in the Navy, which include education, law, meteorology, air traffic control, logistics, observers, pilots on maritime reconnaissance aircraft and naval constructor. A policy for women officers to serve on select (new) warships that have appropriate facilities is being finalised.

This is a very significant move by the Indian Navy. So far women were allowed  only Short Service Commission (SSC) in Navy for 14 years which means they were denied pension. Now they will be inducted into the Navy as Permanent Commission Officer (PSC) and may be allowed to be posted in combatised positions in Warships.

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