Time Scale Colonel rank was granted to 5 Indian Army women Officers

The five women officers selected for Colonel time scale rank are Lt Col Sangeeta Sardana from the Corps of Signals, Lt Col Sonia Anand and Lt Col Navneet Duggal from the Corps of EME and Lt Col Reenu Khanna and Lt Col Ritcha Sagar from the Corps of Engineers. These officers have completed 26 years of “reckonable service”, the ministry said in a press release.

This is a big boost to women officers in the Indian Army, the selection board has cleared the way for the promotion of five women officers to Colonel (Time Scale) rank.

Previously, promotion to the rank was applicable for women officers in Army Medical Corps, Judge Adv Gen & Army Education Corps, stated MoD.

The widening of promotion avenues to more branches of the Indian Army is a sign of increasing career opportunities for women officers. Combined with the decision to grant permanent commission to women officers from a majority of branches of the Indian Army, this step defines the Indian Army’s approach towards gender-neutral.

Opportunity for girls increasing in defence sector:-

This is good news for the women that they are getting more opportunities in the defence sector. Supreme Court allow girls to appear for the NDA examination and can be the officers’ through the National Defence Academy.

Career Options for Girls in Defence Sector:

There is a total of 4 options available by which one can join the Indian Army.  Here is the name of those entries and details about the selection process etc.

  • MNS (Military Nursing Service)
  • SSC Entry for Women (Short Service Commission)
  • JAG Entry
  • NDA (from september 2021)

MNS (Military Nursing Service):

The MNS exams are conducted by the Indian military Service and all the female who has passed class 12th with biology are eligible to apply for this. In order to get selected in this, there are some selection phases that one will have to clear:

  • Written Examination
  • Personal Interview
  • Medical Exam etc.
Eligibility Criteria for MNS Exam:
  • Only female candidates are eligible to apply for this.
  • A candidate must have passed class 12th with Biology.
  • A candidate must be passed class 12th in the first attempt.
  • The marks of the candidates in class 12th should not be less than 50%.
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate must be between the 17 years old to 24 years old.
  • There is no relaxation has been given to any special caste or categories. To get more details about the relaxation, check the official notification.

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SSC Entry for Women:

The Selection of the candidate will be done in three phases and it is mandatory to clear these three phases of selection:

  • Shortlisting of the Application form will be done on the basis of the marks scored in last qualifying exam.
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination

The Selection is purely based on the SSB Interview and those who would clear this will appear for the Medical Examination.

SSC Tech Entry Eligibility Criteria:

As I already said that the selection of the candidate would be completely based on the marks scored in the engineering degree. So the required eligibility criteria would be like this:

  • A candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • A candidate who has passed the Engineering degree course is eligible to apply for this post.
  • Those candidates who are in the final year or final semester of engineering, they are also eligible to apply.
  • The candidate will have to produce the proof of passing the engineering degree course before 12 weeks of commencement of the course.
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate must be between the 20 years old to 27 years old.
  • There is some relaxation also. you can check the official notification to get complete details about this.

JAG Entry (Judge Advocate General)

Selection Process:

  • Shortlisting of the Application form will be done on the basis of the marks scored in LLB Degree.
  • SSB Interview
  • Medical Examination

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A candidate must have done LLB from the recognised Institute.
  • The Institute or University must be recognized by the Bar Council of India.
  • A candidate must have scored at least 50% marks in the degree.
  • The age of the candidate must be between the 21 years old to 27 years old.

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Career option for Girls in Indian Airforce:

There is only one option by which female candidates can join the Indian Airforce. You can join all three branches of the Indian Airforce through this.

AFCAT (Air force Common Admission Test):

The selection of the candidate will be done on the basis of the examination. There are three phases of the selection process that one has to clear:

  • Computer-Based Online Written Examination
  • AFSB Interview
  • Medical Examination

To get more details about this, check on the link that I have given below:

AFCAT Selection Process, Full detail of AFCAT Entry Procedure

Eligibility Criteria for AFCAT:

  • Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
  • Candidate must have a graduation degree in any discipline with 60% marks.
  • Candidate appearing in the final semester or year can also apply.
  • Candidates should have physics and mathematics in class 12th
  • Candidate below the age of 25 must be unmarried before the commencement of the course.
  • Age Limit: The age of the candidate must be between the 19 years old to 24 years old.

Career option for Female candidates in Indian Navy:

There are many ways by which A woman can join the Indian Navy. The Basic Selection process of this is completely the same. Here are those entries by which you can join the Indian Navy:

  • ATC (Air Traffic Controller),
  • Observer,
  • Law,
  • Logistics,
  • Education
  • Naval Architecture
  • Pilot (Maritime Reconnaissance Stream only)
  • Naval Armament Inspectorate

The Selection Process of this is completely the same. One will have to clear the three phases of selection. which is:

  • Written Exam/ Shortlisting on the basis of marks
  • Interview
  • Medical Exam etc.

To get complete details about the Eligibility Criteria and age limit that is required to apply for these vacancies. Click on the link given below to get complete details:

How can women join Indian Navy? Ways of Joining the Indian Navy by Women

You will get all the details of Indian navy entry for women in this Given link. Check out the link. These are the ways by which a woman can join the Indian Armed forces.

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