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 an exceptional order, 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.
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.
Design of the Medal and Riband
Medal Circular in shape, 35mm in diameter and fitted to a plain horizontal bar with standard fitting. The medal shall be of standard silver. On its obverse is embossed a five-pointed star and on its reverse is the State Emblem and the inscription 'in Hindi" embossed along the upper rim.
Riband Gold colour with two red vertical stripes dividing it into three equal parts.
Bar to the Medal: The Riband is of gold colour with two dark blue vertical stripes dividing it into three equal parts.