The percentage of women in the Army and the Indian Air Force is 0.56 and 1.08 respectively.
In a written reply to a query, Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik stated 6,807 women are employed in the Army whereas the variety of males serving the drive is 12,18,036.
“There has been a rise in the variety of women personnel in the armed forces (excluding medical, dental and nursing cadres) throughout the yr 2020 in comparison with the figures in the yr 2019,” he stated.
The minister stated the Indian Air Force has 1.08 per cent women officers excluding these serving in the medical and dental wings. The variety of women and males in the IAF is 1,607 and 1,46,727 respectively.
In case of the Indian Navy, the percentage of women officers is 6.5. The variety of women serving the Navy is 704 whereas the power of males in the drive is 10,108, in line with the particulars furnished by the minister.
The determine is in respect of women officers solely as women are inducted at officer stage at current, the reply talked about, referring to the Navy.
“In addition to the provision of everlasting fee to women officers in Judge Advocate General and Army Education Corps, the authorities of India has just lately introduced Grant of everlasting fee to women officers in all different Arms/services through which they’re eligible for fee,” Naik stated.
Further, the authorities of India has sanctioned 1700 women in the Military Police Corps in a phased method, he added.
“The Indian Air Force undertakes numerous induction publicity measures to encourage youth together with women to affix IAF,” he stated.
Naik stated women have been employed as officers in Indian Navy since 1992 whereby solely three streams had been out there to them particularly regulation, schooling and logistics.
However, over a time frame, a lot of different avenues have been opened for women which embody positions like observers for maritime reconnaissance plane, pilots and avenues in the naval armament inspectorate, he stated.
Replying to a separate query, Naik stated the variety of suicide instances in the Army has been taking place because of a lot of measures initiated by the drive.
“The variety of suicide instances in the Army has been taking place because of a lot of measures initiated by the Army together with conduct and implementation of suggestions of research by Defence Institute of Psychological Research. Instances of fratricide are additionally not on the rise,” he added.
He stated the steps taken by the Army embody employment of skilled psychological counselors, enchancment in the high quality of residing, meals and clothes, coaching in stress administration and provision of leisure amenities.