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Mitali Madhumita- First Lady Officer who started fight for Permanent Commission

Lieutenant Colonel Madhumita is the first Lady Officer of the Army to be honored with the Army Medal. Know the story of her bravery that gave her the identity that continues till today.

Yogita S.

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Published on 8 March 2021 6:46 AM GMT

Mitali Madhumita- First Lady Officer who started fight for Permanent Commission
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New Delhi: Another Women's Day and once again people are remembering those women whose courage forced the world to salute. Lt Col Mitali Madhumita is also one of the names in the list of brave women.

Lt Col Mitali Madhumita:

Take Remember the name of Colonel Madhumita because she is the same lady officer who started the fight for the permanent commission of Lady Officers in the army. The war that they started has reached a turning point today.

By the way, this is a very small introduction and this brave officer of the army has been posted from Afghanistan to Jammu and Kashmir and North-East. Lieutenant Colonel Madhumita is the first Lady Officer of the Army to be honored with the Army Medal. Know the story of her bravery that gave her the identity that continues till today.

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She saved lives in terrorist attack in Kabul

Lieutenant Colonel Mitali Madhumita is the first woman officer of the Indian Army to be awarded the Bravery Award. On 26 February 2010, Mithali was stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan after the terrorists attacked the Indian embassy.

Lieutenant Colonel Mitali Madhumita was awarded the Sena Medal in the year 2011 for her unabashed courage shown during this attack.

The Lieutenant Colonel rescued many injured civilians and their military colleagues from the rubble at the Indian embassy. In the 2010 terrorist attack, about 19 people, including seven Indians, were killed.

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Lieutenant Colonel she has also been posted in Jammu and Kashmir and North-East states of India. Take Colonel Madhumita was commissioned in the Army in the year 2000 through the Short Service Commission (SSC). She was posted in the Education Corps and was posted to Afghanistan as part of the Army's English language training program.

Fight for Permanent Commission:

It was Lieutenant Colonel Madhumita who started the fight for the permanent commission for Lady Officers in the army. Since 2014, she has been fighting this battle.

Take Colonel Madhumita became an officer in the army through the SSC and when she requested a permanent commission from the Ministry of Defense, her request was refused.

She then appealed against the decision of the Ministry of Defense in the Armed Forces Tribunal in March 2014. In February 2015, her appeal to the tribunal was found valid and on his behalf the Ministry of Defense was asked to give her a permanent commission.

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At present, the hearing of this case has been held once again in the Supreme Court on 4 March. Last year, the Supreme Court ordered the government to give permanent commission to women officers.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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