In Its First, Five Women Officers Promoted To Colonel Rank Post 26 Years Of Reckonable Service

New Delhi: For the first time ever, women officers serving with Corps of Signals, Corps of Electronic & Mechanical Engineers and Corps of Engineers approved to Colonel rank, said Ministry of Defence. A Selection Board of the Indian Army cleared the way for the promotion of five women officers to Colonel (Time Scale) rank, post completion of 26 years of reckonable service.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. Previously, promotion to the rank was applicable for women officers in Army Medical Corps, Judge Adv Gen and Army Education Corps. 

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