Presently women along-with men candidates are recruited in Indian Army as Officers through Short Service Commission (SSC) on all India merit basis. Women Officers are inducted in Army Service Corps, Army Ordnance Corps, Army Education Corps, Judge Advocate General Branch, Corps of Engineers, Corps of Signals, Intelligence Corps, Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Army Aviation Corps and Corps of Army Air Defence. Women are also included in Indian Army in Military Nursing Service and Medical Officers cadre.
The details of the percentage of women working for armed forces are as under:
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This information on the percentage of women in the Armed Forces was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Dr. Vikas Mahatme in Rajya Sabha today.