Independence Day 2021: 1,380 police personnel to be felicitated with Gallantry, Service Medals

On the eve of Independence Day, the Narendra Modi-led Centre on Saturday released a list of police personnel who have been honoured with gallantry and distinguished services awards

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On the eve of Independence Day, the Narendra Modi-led Centre on Saturday released a list of police personnel who have been honoured with gallantry and distinguished services awards. A total of 662 police personnel will receive Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), 628 personnel will be felicitated with President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) and 662 will get Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM). Besides, 88 personnel will receive President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPM) on 75th Independence-Day.

Amongst 628 Gallantry Awards, one President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) has been given to the Jammu and Kashmir Police (J&K Police) personnel and one to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) posthumously.

Meanwhile, according to the MHA, 398 police personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in Jammu and Kashmir region, 155 personnel for their gallant action in Left Wing Extremism affected areas and 27 personnel in the North-East Region.


The Gallantry medals' awardee, include 256 from J&K Police, 151 from CRPF, 23 from Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), 67 from Odisha Police, 25 from Maharashtra Police, 20 from Chhattisgarh and the remaining from the other states, Union Territories and other Central Armed Police Forces.

Also, 88 medals have been awarded under the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPM) whereas 662 personnel have been awarded with the Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM).

J&K Police Sub-Inspector Amar Deep has been awarded with the highest gallantry award- PPMG, while the Head Constable late Kale Sunil Dattatraya of CRPF has been given PPMG posthumously.

The President's Police Medal is a decoration awarded to the Police personnel in India. Established on March 1, 1951, the medal was originally called the President's Police and Fire Service Medal.

The medal is awarded for either gallantry or distinguished service, with the gallantry version of the medal being accorded a higher precedence. The medal is awarded annually on Republic Day and Independence Day.

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