With a total of 777 personnel winning the medal this year, Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel will get a maximum of 32 Police Medals for bravery as announced on Tuesday. According to the home ministry, 100 personnel have been named for Police Medal for Gallantry, 80 for President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 597 for Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
32 personnel from Jammu and Kashmir, 12 personnel from Andhra Pradesh, seven each from Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh and four each from Assam and Manipur will get the Gallantry medal. Besides, the Central Bureau of Investigation will get 28 medals including six President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 22 Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
Apart from that of the 15 Delhi Police officers, three will be rewarded for gallantry, two for distinguished service and 10 for meritorious service. Of 78 police medals that will be awarded to the Central Reserve Police Force, 16 Police Medal will be for Gallantry, five President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 57 Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
With five for gallantry, five for distinguished services and 46 for meritorious service, the Border Security Force will receive 56 awards. Besides, the Central Industrial Security Force will be conferred 27 awards, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police 15 and the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) 14 awards.
The Ministry of Civil Aviation, Ministry of Statistics and P.I., Ministry of Environment, National Crime Records Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau and the National Human Rights Commission will be awarded with one Police Medal each for Distinguished Service.
Along with eight President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 24 Police Medal for Meritorious Service, the Ministry of Home Affairs (Intelligence Bureau) will be conferred 32 police medals. The Railways will get 15 awards. While one will be President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, 14 Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
Moreover, the Special Protection Group, National Security Guard and the National Disaster Response Force will get four awards each. The National Investigation Agency and the North Eastern Police Academy will get two awards each.