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Government approves cadre review policy for Army Officers; Indian Army to induct women in military police

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On 8th September 2017, in New Delhi, the Government announced that it has approved cadre review policy for Junior Commissioned Officers & other rank-holders in the Army, and Indian Army is to induct women in military police.

female-indian-army-officers Cadre review policy:

  1. Government approved the third cadre review on 1st September, 2017.
  2. The policy is now in the hands of Ministry of Defence for implementation.
  3. This policy will improve promotion chances, financial benefits and career progression for the army personnel.
  4. This upgradation process will take a period of 5 years.
  5. This will have a positive impact on 1.45 lakh army officers.
  6. The last cadre review for army personnel was done in 1984.

Induction of women in military police:

  1. With Ms.Nirmala Sitharaman having taken charge as the new defence minister of India, a step towards increasing women’s participation in the army has been taken.
  2. Currently women are allowed to join the Army as officers in the medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings only.
  3. The new proposal will allow women to serve in the non-officer cadre for the first time in India.
  4. But still they will be placed in non-combat roles.
  5. The induction will start in 2018.
  6. 800 women are planned to be inducted with a yearly intake of 52 women.
  7. The women will be inducted as junior commissioned officers and jawans.
  8. At first, the women personnel will be placed in peace stations and then in conflict-prone areas.
  9. In Kashmir, the women personnel will be handed the task of performing security check on women.

About the Ministry of Defence:

  1. Headquarters – New Delhi
  2. Minister – Ms.Nirmala Sitharaman
  3. Deputy Minister (Minister of State) – Mr.Subhash Ramrao Bhamre

About the Indian Army:

  1. Motto – Service Before Self
  2. Chief of the Army Staff – General Bipin Rawat
  3. Vice Chief of the Army Staff – Lieutenant General Sarath Chand