In a major development, the Ministry of Defence, Department of Military Affairs on 7 May approved an amendment to existing cadre management provisions for Women Officers of the Territorial Army (TA).
Territorial Army commenced the Commissioning of Women Officers in TA in 2019. Thus far these Woman Officers were able to serve Ecological Task Force Units, TA Oil sector units and TA Railway Engineer Regiment. Based on the experience gained during this period, a considered proposal was prepared to extend the employment scope further for women officers in TA which has now been approved by the Hon’ble Raksha Mantri in April this year.
Women Officers of the Territorial Army will now be posted with Engineer Regiments of the Territorial Army serving along the Line of Control and as staff officers at TA Group Headquarters/ Directorate General of Territorial Army at New Delhi, as per organizational requirement.