President’s Secretariat Notification Nos 19-Pres/61 dated 26 Jan 60 and 31-Pres/67 dated 19 Jan 67.
Conditions of Eligibility
For distinguished service of the most exceptional order. The medal may be awarded posthumously.
All ranks of the Armed Forces including Territorial Army Units, Auxiliary and Reserve Forces (when embodied) and other lawfully constituted Armed Forces.Nursing officers and other members of the Nursing Services in the Armed Forces.
Design of the Medal and Riband
Medal Round in shape, 35 mm in diameter and fitted to a plain horizontal bar with standard fitting. It is made of gold gilt. On its obverse is embossed a five-pointed star and on its reverse is the State Emblem and the inscription embossed along the upper rim.
Riband The Riband is of gold colour with one dark blue stripe down the centre dividing it into two equal parts.
Bar to the Medal: If a recipient of the medal is subsequently awarded the medal again, every such further award shall be recognized by a Bar to be attached to the riband by which the medal is suspended. For every such bar, a miniature insignia of a pattern approved by the Government shall be added to the riband when worn alone.