Permanent Commission for Women in the #IAF

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Permanent Commission for Women in the IAF

Eligible women officers who are being inducted into the Ground Duty branches are considered for grant of permanent commission at par with their male counterparts based on a gender neutral policy with uniform Qualitative Requirements (QRs).

Permanent commission in the IAF (excluding Medical and Dental branch) have been granted to 10262 officers as on 01.08.2016.

A total number of 355 women officers (excluding Medical and Dental branch) have been granted permanent commission till date.

The criteria for allotting permanent commission (PC) in the IAF are based on a gender neutral policy. The eligible officers for grant of permanent commission are considered by a Board of Officers constituted at Air Headquarters based on their suitability, willingness, medical category, availability of vacancies and position in merit etc.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Md Nadimul Haque in Rajya Sabha today.

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