MoD approves induction of women in Corps of Military Police in Army
New Delhi: Union Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government has taken a “historic” decision to induct women in the military police with an aim to enhance their representation in the armed forces.
Women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20 per cent of total Corps of Military Police, the official handle of the defence minister tweeted. Their role would range from probing rape and molestation cases to assisting the Army wherever required.
“To improve the representation of women in our armed forces Smt @nsitharaman takes a historic decision to induct women for the first time in PBOR (Personnel Below Officer Rank) role in Corps of Military Police. The women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20% of total Corps of Military Police,” the handle tweeted.