Vir Chakra

Vir Chakra


President’s Secretariat Notification No 1-Pres/50 dated 26 Jan 50.

Conditions of Eligibility

For acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether of land or at sea or in the air. The decoration may be awarded posthumously.

If any recipient of the Chakra shall again perform such an act of bravery as would have made him or her eligible to receive the Chakra, such further act of bravery shall be recorded by a Bar to be attached to the riband by which the Chakra is suspended, and for every such additional act of bravery, and additional Bar shall be added, and any such Bar or Bars may also be awarded posthumously. For every Bar awarded a replica of the Chakra in miniature shall be added to the riband when worn alone.

Eligible Categories

Officers, men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted Armed Forces. Matrons, Sisters, Nurses and the staff of the Nursing Services and other Services pertaining to Hospitals and Nursing, and Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the orders, directions or supervision of any of the above-mentioned Force.

Monetary Allowance: Rs 3,500/-pm and each bar to the decoration Rs 3,500/- pm to all recipients.

Design of the Medal and Riband

Medal Circular in shape and is made of standard silver, and one and 3/8 inches in diameter. It shall have embossed on the obverse a five pointed heraldic star with the points of the star just touching the rim. The State Emblem (including motto) is embossed in the centre-piece which is domed. The star is polished and the centre piece is in gold gilt. On the reverse it will have embossed Vir Chakra both in Hindi and English with two lotus flowers between Hindi and English wording. The fitting is swivel mounting.

Riband Gold colour with two red vertical stripes dividing it into three equal parts.

Bar to the Medal: The Riband is of half blue and half orange in colour.

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