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A Year After ‘Nari Shakti’: Reviewing Permanent Commission for Women in the Indian Army

Updated: Feb 10

Authored by - Riya Singh Rathore

Edited by - Kavita Majumdar


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February 2021 marks the completion of a year since women gained the right to be permanently commissioned across all ten branches of the Indian Army. However, available data shows that even after the Supreme Court judgement that mandated it, only 45% of lady officers were permanently commissioned compared to 90% of their male counterparts. This issue brief tracks the repercussions of the Supreme Court’sjudgement on women’s ranks, pension, and opportunities in the Indian Army, with further examination of new institutional obstacles they have to overcome to be permanently commissioned.


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