Option for women officers of armed forces to take up permanent commission exists since 2008

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a bad habit of claiming credit for others’ work. He once again took credit for something which the UPA government had brought into place in 2008.

On August 15, 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, from the rampants of Red Fort, said that the women officers of the armed forces will not have the option to take up permanent commission.

“Women officers who have been selected through the Short Service Commission in our defence forces will now have the option to take up permanent commission,” he had said.

Currently, there are 1,561 women officers in the Army, 1,594 in the IAF and 644 in the Navy.

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While trying to portray himself as the messiah of women and the one who spearheading the movement of women empowerment, PM Modi forgot a very crucial piece of information.

While he tried very well to dissuade his audience, we will bring the truth to our readers.

Such a provision of permanent commission for women officers in the armed forces exists since 2008 i.e. from the time of the UPA government.

So, while PM Modi tried hard to hide this fact, he forgot that truth can be manipulated or tweaked but cannot be hidden for very long.

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