A recruitment rally to induct women into the Military Police (MP) under the Soldier General category has begun in Pune, Maharashtra. The rally will be conducted in the state at the Army Institute of Physical Training (AIPT) over two days from January 12 to 14, according to official reports. The recruitment exercise is being organised for candidates from Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Goa in hopes to generate employment for uniformed women.
Reports quoted defence sources as stating, “The main aim of this recruitment rally is to generate employment for the young women of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa, thereby giving them an opportunity to serve the motherland and lead a dignified life.”
Recruitment Method For Women In Military Police
Women candidates were required to register themselves on the Indian Army website. Admit cards were issued on the basis of class 10 cut-off marks, an official press statement said. Tests were to be held in three phases, beginning with physical, medical, and then a common written entrance exam.
“Candidates selected in the final merit will then be called upon to join the Indian Army for service to the nation in Corps of Military Police,” the statement mentioned.
According to reports, a similar rally for women of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will take place from January 18 till January 30 at Lucknow’s AMC Center and College.
Employment For Women In Other Forces
Recently, we reported that for the first time ever, India inducted women officials to join the team of disaster combat and rescue operations. The team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), India’s primary rescue outfit, now has 100 women officials who are trained in disaster combat.
In context of the Indian Navy, meanwhile, the Supreme Court stayed the release of ten women naval officers from the services, as was scheduled for December 31, 2021. The apex court granted interim relief to these women in service who are reportedly seeking a grant of permanent commission. SC’s decision comes in regard to two petitions filed by ten women officers of the Indian Navy on the matter. Read about it here.