Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Army clears way for promotion of five women officers to Colonel (Time Scale) rank

Indian Army has cleared the way for the promotion of five women officers to Colonel (Time Scale) rank, post completion of 26 years of reckonable service.

Defence Ministry said, this is the first time that women officers serving with the Corps of Signals, Corps of Electronic and Mechanical Engineers and the Corps of Engineers have been approved to the rank of Colonel.

Previously, promotion to the rank of Colonel was only applicable for women officers in the Army Medical Corps, Judge Advocate General and the Army Education Corps.

The Ministry said, the widening of promotion avenues to more branches of the Indian Army is a sign of increasing career opportunities for women officers.

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