Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards and Medal Allowance
Recipients of certain Gallantry awards, usually personnel of Defence forces, CAPFs and the Indian Coast Guard, are granted a monthly allowance associated with the award. The rates of Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards for Defence forces are as under:
The Medal Allowance for personnel of CAPFs and the Indian Coast Guard is given at the following rates:
|President’s Police Medal for Gallantry||₹3000 pm|
|Police Medal for Gallantry||₹2000 pm|
|President’s Tatrakshak Medal||₹1500 pm|
|Tatrakshak Medal||₹900 pm|
There are demands for a four-fold increase in the rates of these allowances.
Analysis and Recommendations
The VI CPC had suggested that the Central Government should revise the rates of these Gallantry Awards on their own without waiting for a Pay Commission. Accordingly, the last revision of rates for Defence forces was done on 30.03.2011. No change in rates is therefore proposed.
It is, however, pointed out that monetary allowance associated with President’s Tatrakshak Medal (granted to Coast Guard personnel) is Rs.1,500 pm, while that for President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) is Rs.3,000 pm. Similarly, the allowance associated with Tatrakshak Medal is Rs.900 pm, while that for Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) is RS. 2,000 pm. This discrepancy may be set right and amounts for President’s Tatrakshak Medal and Tatrakshak Medal increased to RS. 3,000 pm and Rs. 2,000 pm respectively.