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Tag: Gallantry Award

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Centre Announces 51 Jeevan Raksha Padak On Eve Of R-Day

According to the Union Home Ministry, out of 51 Jeevan Raksha Padak, six are Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, 16 Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and 29 Jeevan Raksha Padak. Five awardees have been given posthumously.

Like Father Like Son: Army Officer From Odisha Col Punyabachi Mohanty Awarded Yudh Seva Medal

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Following in the footsteps of his father, Commanding Officer of the Indian Army’s 9 Para (Special Forces) – Colonel Punyabachi Mohanty has made many proud because of the acknowledgement he has received in the form of military decorations. On this Republic Day, Col Mohanty was awarded the Yudh Seva Medal for his gallantry […]

Six Army Personnel Awarded Shaurya Chakra, One Posthumously

New Delhi: Six soldiers have been awarded the Shaurya Chakra, including one posthumously, for displaying gallantry during anti-militancy and anti-insurgency operations, the Army said on Saturday. Lt Col Jyoti Lama, Maj Konjengbham Bijendra Singh, Naib Subedhar Narender Singh and Naik Naresh Kumar were among the recipients of the award. Naib Subedar Sombir was posthumously awarded […]

Bhopal Boat Tragedy Hero Who Saved 8 Lives Gets Rs 50000 Reward

Bhopal: A man who saved eight people from drowning in Friday’s boat tragedy, in which 11 people were killed, has been rewarded with a cheque of Rs 50,000 by the Bhopal district administration. An official said they planned to recommend 28-year-old Nitin Batham for a gallantry award. Eleven people died after two boats carrying a […]

Centre doubles allowances for gallantry awards

New Delhi: The monthly allowances for Gallantry Award winners, including for those who won the awards before Independence, have been doubled with the highest Param Vir Chakra awardees set to get Rs 20,000 per month. A notification for increased allowances with retrospective effect from August 1, 2017 was issued on December 4. The monthly allowance […]

Govt announces allowance for widows of gallantry award winners even after remarriage

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry announced here on Tuesday that the widows of gallantry award winners will continue to get their allowance even after remarriage. Till now, the allowance would only continue if a widow remarried her brother-in-law. As per the existing condition for grant of monetary allowance to winners of gallantry awards, the allowance […]