Q&A: 9477 women personnel in the Indian Armed Forces; Highest in Army, lowest in Navy – Parliament Budget Session Govt Says Over 7000 Women Personnel Serving in Indian Army

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There are currently 9,477 women serving in the Indian Armed Forces. Of these, 6,993 are officers of the Medical Corps, Dental Corps and Nursing Services in the Army, while 100 are serving in other ranks. Of the three services, the Navy has the least number of women officers at 748, while the Air Force has 1,636 women officers.

Minister of State for Defense Ajay Bhatt told Parliament in a written reply that women cadets have started training for the Army in the NDA in the July 2022 batch. Women are exempted for induction in the rank of colonel (selection grade). Women have started being included from 2019 under Junior Commission (JCO) and other ranks as well. In the Navy also, women are being sent on deployment on ships, overseas work, diplomatic appointments without any gender discrimination.

Notice given to 31 firms selling medicines online

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization has served show cause notices to 31 firms selling medicines online. Complaints were received against all of them for violation of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940. In response to a written question, Minister of State for Health Dr. Bharti Praveen Pawar said that whenever a complaint related to the quality of drugs is received, the matter is taken up with the State Licensing Authority. Apart from this, some offenses under the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Act, 2008 have been kept in the cognizable and non-bailable category to prevent the manufacture and sale of spurious and adulterated drugs.


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