108 Women Army Officers to get Promoted to Colonel

New Delhi: Over 108 women Army officers will be promoted to the rank of Colonel following a selection process, the government said in the Lok Sabha.

The officers currently serving in the rank of Lt Colonel were shortlisted for promotion by a special selection board.

“Special Number 3 Selection Board for Women officers for promotion from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel was conducted with effect from January 9 to 21,” Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt said while replying to the question on this issue.

“A total of 244 women officers were considered by the Special Number 3 Selection Board and a total of 108 women officers have been empanelled. The process of posting empanelled women officers is underway. The women officers are being granted all consequential benefits as per directions of the Supreme Court including career progression opportunities,” he added.

The minister also said that Indian Navy has opened all branches to women at graduate level entries. The branches for graduate-level entries for women are executive, engineering, electrical and education.

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