The next day, Nirmala Sitharaman took over as Defense Minister. The Ministry of Defense has approved the proposal for women’s entry into the Military Police Department. Initially 800 women will be admitted into the Military Police Department.
Since 1992, women have been allowed into military police in selective areas such as medical services. On the other hand, military personnel ranks upgradation is also proposed.
Such important decisions came out just after Nirmala Sitharaman has been appointed as Defense Minister. She is concentrating on long-term pending issues