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I-Day: 954 police personnel awarded police medals

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A total of 954 police personnel have been awarded police medals on the occasion of Independence Day 2023.

Among the majority of the 230 Gallantry Awards, 125 personnel from Left Wing Extremism affected areas, 71 personnel from Jammu & Kashmir region and 11 personnel from North East region have been awarded for their gallant action. Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards, 28 are from CRPF, 33 are from Maharashtra, 55 are from J&K Police, 24 are from Chhattisgarh, 22 are from Telangana and 18 are from Andhra Pradesh the remaining from the other States/UTs and CAPFs, Ministry of Home Affairs communiqué said.

President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) has been awarded to 1 CRPF personnel, Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) has been awarded to 229, President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPM) awarded to 82 and Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM) has been awarded to 642, it said.

The President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) and Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG) are awarded on the grounds of Conspicuous Gallantry in saving life and property, or in preventing crime or arresting criminals. The President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPM) is awarded for a special distinguished record in Police Service and the Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM) is awarded for valuable service characterized by resource and devotion to duty, it said.

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