5 Women Officers Selected For Colonel Rank

The five women officers selected for Colonel Time Scale rank are Lt Col Sangeeta Sardana from the Corps of Signals, Lt Col Sonia Anand and Lt Col Navneet Duggal from the Corps of EME and Lt Col Reenu Khanna and Lt Col Ritcha Sagar from the Corps of Engineers.

A Selection Board of the Indian Army cleared the way for the promotion of 5 women officers to Colonel (Time Scale) rank, post completion of 26 years of reckonable service. this is often the first time that ladies officers serving with the Corps of Signals, Corps of Electronic and Mechanical Engineers (EME) and also the Corps of Engineers are approved to the rank of Colonel. Previously, promotion to the rank of Colonel was only applicable for ladies officers within the Army Medical Corps (AMC), Judge Advocate General (JAG) and also the Army Education Corps (AEC).

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The widening of promotion avenues to more branches of the Indian Army may be a sign of increasing career opportunities for ladies officers. Combined with the decision to grant permanent commission to women officers from a majority of branches of the Indian Army, this step defines the Indian Army’s approach towards a gender-neutral Army.

The five women officers selected for Colonel time scale rank are Lt Col Sangeeta Sardana from the Corps of Signals, Lt Col Sonia Anand and Lt Col Navneet Duggal from the Corps of EME and Lt Col Reenu Khanna and Lt Col Ritcha Sagar from the Corps of Engineers.

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