MEDALS & AWARDS

 

 
  • Medals:- Two types of Gallantry Medals and two types of Service Medals have been instituted in October, 1974 by a presidential Notification for Home Guards & Civil Defence, as per following details:-
  • Gallantry Medals
 

i) President's HG & CD Medal for gallantry.
ii) HG & CD Medal for gallantry.

  • Service Medals
 

i) President's HG & CD Medal for Distinguished Service.
ii) HG & CD Medal for Meritorious Service.

During Republic Day, 2003, no President's Gallantry/ Gallantry Medal was considered for award. Total 15 Nos. of President's HG & CD Medal for Distinguished Service and 50 Nos. of HG & CD Medal for Meritorious Service were awarded on the occasion.

It may be mentioned that a lumpsum monetary grant of Rs. 3000/- is attached with President's HG & CD Medal for gallantry and Rs. 1500/- for HG & CD medal for gallantry. No monetary benefit is attached with Service Medals of any type.

The details of honour, awards and medals in vogue has been clarified in Chapter XII of Compendium of Instructions:- Home guard (1993 Edn.), p. 72-77 and also in Chapter VII of Compendium of Instructions:- Civil Defence (1993 Edn.), p. 40-45.