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Women constitute 13 % of IAF workforce, just 3.8 % of Army staff

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Women comprise 13 per cent of the Indian Air Force's workforce, the highest among the three armed services, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

In a written response to a question in the Upper House, of State for Defence said women constitute 3.80 per cent of the Army's workforce, while they are six per cent of the Navy's personnel.

Women comprise 13 per cent of the Air Force's workforce, he said, adding they make up 21.63 per cent and 20.75 per cent of the staff in respectively of the armed forces.

All nursing officers in the armed forces are women.

The induction of women into the is based on the organisational requirement, fighting efficiency, combat effectiveness and functionality of the force, the said.

Presently, women along with men candidates are recruited in the as officers through (SSC) on all-merit basis, he said.

Women Officers are inducted into the Service Corps, Ordnance Corps, Education Corps, Judge Advocate General Branch, of Engineers, of Signals, Intelligence Corps, of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, and Corps of Air Defence.

Women are also included in the Army in Nursing Service and medical officers cadre, he added.

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First Published: Mon, January 07 2019. 23:25 IST