Gallantry Medals

The following Gallantry Medals are conferred by the Union of India upon the members of State Police Forces, Central Armed Police Forces/Security Organizations for displaying conspicuous act of gallantry in saving life and property, preventing crime or arresting criminals:-

President's Police Medal for Gallantry
Police Medal for Gallantry

2. These awards were instituted by the President’s Secretariat on 1st March, 1951. The  gallantry medals are awarded for conspicuous acts of gallantry in saving life and property, or in preventing crime or arresting criminals.

3. The proposals received from State Govt./CAPFs/CPOs etc are considered by the Central Police Awards Committee (CPAC) headed by the Union Home Secretary. The Committee examines each case with reference to the act of gallantry and the risks undertaken. The recommendations of the Committee are then processed for approval of the Hon’ble Home Minister/Prime Minister and the President of India. The citations of each of the awardees are published by way of President’s Secretariat Notification in the Gazette of India.

4.  The Gallantry medals can be awarded any time during the year. However these medals are usually announced on the occasion of the Republic Day and the Independence Day.The number of Gallantry Medal which can be awarded on each occassion is not fixed.