Government has taken a number of measures to encourage the youth including women to join Armed Forces, including sustained image projection, participation in career fairs and exhibitions and publicity campaign to create awareness among the youth on the advantages of taking up a challenging and satisfying career. Further, Government has taken various steps to make Armed Forces’ jobs attractive. These include implementation of the recommendation of the VI Central Pay Commission with improved pay structure, additional family accommodation through Married Accommodation Project (MAP) and improvement in promotion prospects in the Armed Forces.
Details of number of women personnel in the three services of Armed Forces for the last three years and the current year, Service-wise are as under:
(As on 1st January)
(As on date)
(As on 1.3.2015)
*including Medical and Dental Officers
Strength of women officers in the Armed Forces are as under:
(As on 1.2.2015)
(As on 1.1.2015
** AFMS: Armed Forces Medical Services MNS: Military Nursing Service
Number of complaints of harassment and discrimination received from women officers are as under:
This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shrimati Kamla Devi Paatle and Shri Nimmala Kristappa in Lok Sabha today.
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