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1132 personnel of Police, Fire Service, Home Guard & Civil Defence and Correction Service awarded Gallantry/Service Medals on the occasion of the Republic Day- 2024

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1132 personnel of Police, Fire Service, Home Guard & Civil Defence and Correction Service awarded Gallantry/Service Medals on the occasion of the Republic Day- 2024

On the occasion of the Republic Day, 2024, a total of 1132 personnel of Police, Fire Service, Home Guard & Civil Defence and Correctional Service have been awarded Gallantry/Service Medals.

The Government has taken many steps in recent years to rationalize and transform the entire award eco system of various awards. In this regard, Sixteen Gallantry/Service Medals (for Police, Fire Service, Home Guard & Civil Defence and Correctional Service) have been rationalized and merged into following four medals:

  1. President’s Medal for Gallantry (PMG)
  2. Medal for Gallantry (GM)
  3. President’s Medal for Distinguished Service (PSM)
  4. Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM)

After recent restructuring of medals, a total of 1132 personnel of Police, Fire Service, Home Guard & Civil Defence and Correctional Service have been awarded Gallantry/ Service Medals on the occasion of the Republic Day, 2024. The break-up is as under:-

Gallantry Medals – Police Service

Name of the Medals Number of Medals Awarded
President’s Medal for Gallantry (PMG)02
Medal for Gallantry (GM)275

President’s Medal for Gallantry (PMG) and Medal for Gallantry (GM) are awarded on the ground of Rare Conspicuous Act of Gallantry and Conspicuous Act of Gallantry respectively in saving life and property, or in preventing crime or arresting criminals, the risk incurred being estimated with due regard to the obligations and duties of the officer concerned. 

Among the majority of the 277 Gallantry Awards, 119 personnel from Left Wing Extremism affected areas, 133 personnel from Jammu & Kashmir region and 25 personnel form other regions are being awarded for their gallant action.

Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Medals, 02 PMG have been awarded to BSF personnel for their outstanding contribution in the prestigious task of peace keeping as part of the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) as members of the 15th Congo Contingent of BSF at the Moroccan Rapid Deployment Battalion (MORRDB) Camp at Butembo.

Out of 277 Gallantry Medals,  275 GM have been awarded to 72 personnel from J&K Police, 18 personnel from Maharashtra, 26 personnel from Chhattisgarh, 23 personnel from Jharkhand, 15  personnel from Odisha, 08 personnel from Delhi, 65 personnel from CRPF, 21 personnel from SSB and the remaining personnel from the other States/UTs and CAPFs.

President’s Medal for Distinguished Service (PSM) and Medal for Meritorious

Service (MSM)

President’s Medal for Distinguished Service (PSM) is awarded for special distinguished record in Service and Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM) is awarded for valuable service characterized by resource and devotion to duty.

Out of 102 President’s Medal for Distinguished Service (PSM), 94 have been awarded to Police Service, 04 to Fire Service and 04 to Civil Defence& Home Guard Service.  Out of 753 Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM), 667 have been awarded to Police Service, 32 to Fire Service, 27 to Civil Defence& Home Guard Service and 27 to Correctional Service.

Service-Wise Break Up of Medals Awarded

Name of MedalPolice Service Fire ServiceCivil Defence& Home Guard ServiceCorrectional Service
President’s Medal for Distinguished Service (PSM) (Total Medal Awarded : 102)940404
Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM)(Total Medal Awarded : 753667322727
 Total 761 36 31 27

Details of Awardees List are enclosed as below:

Sl No.Subject Number of personsAnnexure 
1President’s Medal for Gallantry (PMG)02List-I
2Medals for Gallantry (GM)275List-II 
3President’s Medals for Distinguished Service (PSM)102List-III
4Medal for Meritorious Service (MSM)753List-IV 
5State Wise/ Force Wise list of Medals AwardeesAs per listList -V

Click here to view List-I 

Click here to view List-II

Click here to view List-III    

Click here to view List-IV   

Click here to view List-V 

Details are available at www.mha.gov.inand https://awards.gov.in.

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