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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
07-March-2018 15:13 IST
Women Personnel in Army

            Held strength of women officers (excluding Medical, Dental and Nursing) in the Indian Army for the last three years are as under:

Year

Number of officers

2015 (as on 1st July)

1466

2016 (as on 1st July)

1512

2017 (as on 1st July)

1548

 

The borne strength of women officers (excluding Medical and Dental) in the Indian Navy as on 1st January from 2015 onwards is as follows

Year

Borne strength of women officers

2015

382

2016

409

2017

469

           

The strength of women officers (except Medical and Dental branch) in Indian Air Force in the last three years is as follows:

Year

Strength of women officers

2015

1428

2016

1584

2017

1598

 

Details of women officers (excluding Medical, Dental and Nursing) in different Arms and Service of Indian Army as on 1st January, 2018 are as under:

Arm / Service

Women officers

AAD

63

Engrs

195

Sigs

220

ASC

265

AOC

292

EME

263

Int

73

Army Avn

20

AEC

85

RVC

0

JAG

85

 

Total

1561

 

Current held strength of women officers in Armed Forces Medical Services as on 1st January, 2018 is as under:

Services

Number of Officers

AMC (Medical Officers)

975

AD Corps (Dental Officers)

127

MNS (Military Nursing Service)

3730

 

There are no non-commissioned women officers in the Army. As on 27 February 2018, the total strength of women officers in the Indian Navy (including Medical and Dental) is 639.

 

The branch wise breakdown is as follows:

Branch /Cadre / Specialisation

Strength

Education

132

Logistics

144

Law

04

ATC

67

Naval Constructor

64

Observer

70

Pilot

02

Naval Armament

10

Medical

144

Dental

02

Total:

639

 

Branch wise details of women officers (except Medical and Dental branch) in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as on 1st February, 2018 is as follows:

Branch

No. of women officers

F(P)

104

F(N)

16

AE(M)

48

AE(L)

569

ADM

430

LGS

162

ACCTS

116

EDN

83

MET

70

Total:

1598

 

There are no non-commissioned women officers in the IAF.

 

The complaints of discrimination received from women officers at work place in the armed forces are investigated and necessary action taken against defaulting officers, in accordance with the prevailing Acts and rules in force.

 

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Smt Kamla Devi Paatle in Lok Sabha today.

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