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Added on : 2019-08-28 21:33:10

Indian Army said, "The preparations are underway for receiving and training the first-ever batch of women soldiers in Corps of Military Police, from accommodation necessities to training modules to selecting the right instructors from all over the country for them,".

The army said many models including that of Karnataka Women Police were studied and good practices were adopted. The Army in April kicked off the process of inducting women as jawans by starting online registration for recruitment in the Corps of Military Police.

Women will be inducted in a graded manner to eventually comprise 20% of total Corps of Military Police and their role would range from probing crime cases to assisting the Army in field operations wherever required.

Currently, women are allowed in select areas such as medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the Army.

The role of the military police includes policing cantonments and army establishments, preventing the breach of rules and regulations by soldiers, maintaining movement of soldiers as well as logistics during peace and war, handling prisoners of war and extending aid to civil police.

As per government data, the Army has 3.80% of its workforce as women, the Air Force has 13.09% and the Navy only 6%.

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