Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

Long Service & Good Conduct Medal


President’s Secretariat Notification No. 20-Pres/57 dated 26 Feb 57 and Min of Defence No. F.3 (15)/83/D (ceremonials) dated 17 Aug 1984.

Conditions of Eligibility and Eligible Categories

Awarded on Republic & Independence Day by the respective Chiefs of Staff to such selected individuals from the following categories of personnel as may have rendered a minimum of 15 years combatant or non-combatant service in the Army or in the Navy or Air Force, distinguished throughout by highly good conduct

Navy Continuous Service Ratings of the rank of Petty Officer and below, excluding ordinary seamen and their equivalent in other branches.

For the purpose of the award, only such service as counts for pension and gratuity is taken into consideration.

* Total number of awards to be made in each service is fixed by the Government from time to time.

Design of the Medal and Riband

Medal Circular in shape, 1.42 inches in diameter and made of standard silver. It shall have embossed on the obverse the State Emblem seven-eighth inches in height with the motto and decorative lotus buds along the periphery. On the reverse it shall have the inscriptions FOR LONG SERVICE AND GOOD CONDUCT and within a lotus wreath. The medal shall have a scroll pattern swivel fitting one and five sixteenth inches in width for the riband.

Riband Silk riband one and a quarter inches in width. Five-seventh of an inch of the centre of the riband is brown, edged with vertical strips of light blue, dark blue and red each one-sixteenth of an inch in width and broader white stripes of twice that width on the outer edges.

Monetary Benefits

A gratuity of Rs. 100/-

Note The Long Service and Good Conduct Medal without gratuity is abolished with immediate effect.

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