The Navy has granted permanent commission to seven Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers who joined the service in 2008-09.
In a statement, the Navy said it is finalising the policy for women officers to serve on warships that have facilities for them. The statement comes a day after The Indian Express reported that three retired women officers have already received letters asking them to appear for medical examinations, after clearing which they will be reinstated in the Navy.
“Recognising the importance of providing equal opportunities to women officers, seven women officers from the SSC batch of the education branch and naval constructor cadre who joined in 2008-09, have been granted permanent commission,” said the statement.
From next year, women officers can choose to join as pilots of maritime reconnaissance planes as also in the Naval Armament Inspectorate cadre.