Software to help paramilitary forces in transparent postings

What is the News? The Central paramilitary forces are all set to soon implement a software-based rotational transfer policy between the hard and soft posting of their personnel.  What is Software Based Rotational Transfer Policy? In 2019, the Ministry of Home Affairs had asked the Central paramilitary forces to implement the software-based rotational transfer policy… Continue reading Software to help paramilitary forces in transparent postings

New rules to reform financial powers of armed forces

What is the news? In order to address operational needs of the armed forces, Defence Minister has released order on Delegation of Financial Powers to Defence Services (DFPDS), 2021. The last DFPDS was released in 2016. Under this order, new rules have been released to enhance the delegation of revenue procurement powers for the Army,… Continue reading New rules to reform financial powers of armed forces

SC allowing women to sit for NDA test is a welcome push for a substantive gender reset in the armed forces

Source: Indian Express Relevance: Understand evolving notions of gender parity Synopsis: Recent guidelines by SC to allow women candidates to appear for the NDA (National Defence Academy) exam is a welcome step in gender parity. We need to understand all of its dimensions. SC decision to allow women to sit for the NDA exam is one… Continue reading SC allowing women to sit for NDA test is a welcome push for a substantive gender reset in the armed forces

Arms and the Women

Source: The Hindu Relevance: To understand women’s entry into the army Synopsis: Gender parity in the army is happening at a slow pace and is mostly led by the courts. Introduction Recently, PM announcement to allow girls for admission in Sainik School is a welcome move that will prepare girls for equal roles & life in… Continue reading Arms and the Women

For top military posts, MoD weighs merit over seniority

Source: Times of India What is the news? The Defence ministry is “examining” a proposal that the commanders-in-chief (Cs-in-C) in the Army, Navy and IAF should primarily be selected on merit rather than seniority. A tri-service committee of the vice chiefs of the Army, Navy and IAF is likely to be formed to study the… Continue reading For top military posts, MoD weighs merit over seniority

ITBP inducts first women officers on combat service

Source: The Hindu What is the News? Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force which guards the Line of Actual Control (LAC) along the India-China border has commissioned its first two women officers in combat after they completed their training here. Women in ITBP: The ITBP started recruiting women combat officers in its cadre from 2016 through… Continue reading ITBP inducts first women officers on combat service