Ministry of Defence
Women Personnel in Army
07 MAR 2018
Held strength of women officers (excluding Medical, Dental and Nursing) in the Indian Army for the last three years are as under:
|Year||Number of officers|
|2015 (as on 1st July)||1466|
|2016 (as on 1st July)||1512|
|2017 (as on 1st July)||1548|
The borne strength of women officers (excluding Medical and Dental) in the Indian Navy as on 1st January from 2015 onwards is as follows
|Year||Borne strength of women officers|
The strength of women officers (except Medical and Dental branch) in Indian Air Force in the last three years is as follows:
|Year||Strength of women officers|
Details of women officers (excluding Medical, Dental and Nursing) in different Arms and Service of Indian Army as on 1st January, 2018 are as under:
|Arm / Service||Women officers|
Current held strength of women officers in Armed Forces Medical Services as on 1st January, 2018 is as under:
|Services||Number of Officers|
|AMC (Medical Officers)||975|
|AD Corps (Dental Officers)||127|
|MNS (Military Nursing Service)||3730|
There are no non-commissioned women officers in the Army. As on 27 February 2018, the total strength of women officers in the Indian Navy (including Medical and Dental) is 639.
The branch wise breakdown is as follows:
|Branch /Cadre / Specialisation||Strength|
Branch wise details of women officers (except Medical and Dental branch) in the Indian Air Force (IAF) as on 1st February, 2018 is as follows:
|Branch||No. of women officers|
There are no non-commissioned women officers in the IAF.
The complaints of discrimination received from women officers at work place in the armed forces are investigated and necessary action taken against defaulting officers, in accordance with the prevailing Acts and rules in force.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Smt Kamla Devi Paatle in Lok Sabha today.