Sharad Pawar Remarks on International Women’s Day: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President and former Union Minister Sharad Pawar on Wednesday (March 8) recalled how he had promoted women officers in the armed forces during his government tenure. had taken decisions related to women’s empowerment, including inclusion, which faced opposition from some parties during implementation. However, he added, when an administrator is strong, policies are eventually implemented.
Pawar held the portfolios of Defense (1991-1993) and Agriculture (2004-14) as Union Minister and Also served as Chief Minister of Maharashtra four times during his decades-long political career.
Pawar said when he faced opposition
Pawar recalled that when she went to the US as Defense Minister, she was given a ‘guard of honour’ by the all-women contingent of the US armed forces. On his return, Pawar discussed the inclusion of women in the armed forces with the chiefs of the three armies but faced opposition to the proposal.
NCP Chief Shared experience in the International Women’s Day program
While addressing a program organized by the Maharashtra State Women’s Commission on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, Rajya Sabha Member Pawar said, I again discussed this issue (recruitment of women in the armed forces) with him after a month or two. " And got the same answer. After four-five months I told them (Army Chiefs), ‘People have elected me as the Defense Minister and it is my job to take the decision and it is your job to implement it.’ 11 per cent reservation for women from next month.
Pawar said that after two years he had sought a report on the induction of women officers in the armed forces and it was brought to his notice that air accidents. There has been a decrease in and due to caution shown by women pilots.
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