New Delhi : The Indian Army kicked off its historic process of inducting Indian women as jawans by starting their online registration for recruitment in the corps of military police.
It is considered as a major breakthrough for women who will now be recruited as jawans as before they were inducted only as officers and this is the first time they would be taken in as soldiers
“Online registration will start today for the recruitment of women as jawans and the last date for it is June 8. The project was first mooted by Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat soon after he took charge of the force,” Army officials said.
The decks for the induction were cleared in January this year after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that the government has taken a “historic” decision to induct women in the military police with an aim to enhance their representation in the three services.
With this process, women will now comprise almost 20% of the total Corps of Military Police and their role would range from probing crime cases to assisting the Army in field operations wherever required.