First time in history, Indian Army has appointed five women officers to the time scale Colonel rank. The selection board of the Indian Army cleared the promotion of the five women officers after their completion of 26 years of “reckonable service”, the Defence Ministry announced.
This is first time in the history that women officers serving with the Corps of Signals, Corps of Electronic and Mechanical Engineers (EME) and the Corps of Engineers have been approved to the rank of Colonel. Earlier, women officers in the Army Medical Corps (AMC), Judge Advocate General (JAG) and the Army Education Corps (AEC) were promoted to the rank of Colonel.
List of Five Women Officers Promoted to Colonel Rank in the Indian Army
- Lt Col Sangeeta Sardana, Corps of Signals
- Lt Col Sonia Anand, Corps of EME
- Lt Col Navneet Duggal, Corps of EME
- Lt Col Reenu Khanna, Corps of Engineers
- Lt Col Ritcha Sagar, Corps of Engineers
This comes days five after the Supreme Court allowed female aspirants to appear for NDA Exam. The top court, however, said that the result of the examination would be subject to final adjudication of the petition.