The Indian Army has started the process of inducting women as jawans
Opening up a new avenue for females, the Indian Army kicked off the process of inducting women as jawans by starting their online registration for recruitment in the corps of military police.
This is being seen as a major breakthrough for women in armed forces as so far, they were being inducted only as officers and this is the first time they would be taken in as soldiers.
The Indian Army has started the process of inducting women as jawans by starting their online registration for recruitment in the corps of military police. Until now women were being inducted only as officers and this is the first time they would be taken in as soldiers. Women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20% of the total Corps of Military Police and their role will range from probing crime cases to assisting the army in field operations wherever required.
Accordingly, the Army chalked out induction of approximately 800 women in military police with a yearly intake of 52 personnel per year. Currently, women were allowed in selected areas such as medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the Army.
About Indian Army:
- Founded on: 1 April 1895
- Part of: Indian Armed Forces
- Headquarters: New Delhi
- Motto: Service Before Self
- Commander-in-Chief: President Ram Nath Kovind
- Chief of the Army Staff (COAS): General Bipin Rawat
- Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS): Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu
Know about the Role of the military police:
The role of military police includes:
- Policing cantonments and Army establishments
- Preventing the breach of rules and regulations by soldiers
- Maintaining movement of soldiers as well as logistics during peace and war
- Handling prisoners of war
- Extending aid to civil police
The primary mission of the Indian Army is to ensure national security and national unity, defending the nation from external aggression and internal threats, and maintaining peace and security within its borders.