Indian Army Women Now Have Permanent Commissions

September 25, 2018

September 25, 2018: India's Prime Minister Vijay Modi recently announced permanent commission for women officers in armed forces, the last arm of the military to give up resistance to women serving till the age of retirement.

Until last year, women in the Army were only entitled to Short Service Commission (SSC) which allows a person to serve for 14 years with multiple extensions. Due to this, those retiring are left without any pension as pensionable service is 20 years.

Read more: Women in Army Set to Smash Glass Ceiling, May Soon Get Permanent Commission! (

And also see the video: PM Modi announces permanent commission for women officers in armed forces (

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