Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Red Fort on 72nd Independence Day: Women will get permanent commission like men [Video]
Aug 15, 2018, 12:30 PM IST
Women officers commissioned in short service will avail permanent commission like their male counterparts, said PM Modi at the Red Fort in Delhi during his Independence Day speech. He said this is the first cabinet where a large number of women are present. Till now, the ladies had access to the short commission for women. "Women will now be able to strengthen India along with their male counterparts. However, there are some hurdles in women empowerment. Legalities are being worked out to help women," said Modi referring to fast-track court proceedings in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan dealing with rape cases. "We need to overpower the forces that hinder the growth of women. For us, the law of the land is supreme," he said.