President’s Secretariat Notification No 2-Pres/73 dated 17 Jan 73 and 46-Pres/73 dated 12 Sep 73.
Conditions of eligibility
Awarded to all personnel of the following forces who participated in operations in and around Bangladesh on the ground, on the sea or in the air. The minimum qualifying service shall be one day in the battle zone or one operational sortie. In the qualifying areas, it shall be a minimum of ten days or one operational sortie or a total of three flying hours as members of crew
- All ranks of the Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army and J&K Militia and of any other armed forces of the Union;
- All ranks of the Railway Protection Force, Police Forces, Home Guards, Civil Defence Organisation and any other organisation specified by Government;
- Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the order/directions or supervision of the above -mentioned Forces.
Battle Zones and Qualifying Areas
(Refers to Map INDIA and Adjacent Countries) (5 th Edition) (40 miles)
- Battle Zones
- Bay of Bengal and adjoining sea areas, Indian Ocean EAST of longitude 80035’
Madras. Vishakhapatnam, Paradeep, Haldia, Diamond, Harbour, Calcutta, Port Blair, Kamorta and the areas around these ports.
Period of eligibility
Battles Zones – 3 Dec to 16 Dec 71 (both days inclusive).
Qualifying Areas – 25 Mar 71 to 25 May 72 (both days inclusive)
Design of the Medal and Riband
Medal Medal shall be in the form of a five pointed star with bevelled rays, made of tombac bronze 40 mm across with one point uppermost to which shall be fitted a ring for the Riband. On the obverse in the centre, it shall have the State Emblem with its motto superimposed and circular band (2 millimetres) in width and 20 millimetres in diameter at its outer edges) surrounding the State Emblem and broken at the top by the heads of the lions. On this band shall be the inscriptions “POORVI STAR” on either side of the state Emblem in raised letters. The reverse of the medal shall be plain.
Riband 32 millimetres in width divided into three equal parts of green, gold and green colours.