Awarded for services rendered with the Armed Forces under active
service conditions or conditions akin thereto. Where appropriate, a
clasp for each operation shall be instituted by the President.
Officers and 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, of Indian State Forces, 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.
Civilians on the authorized establishment of a unit/formation of
Armed Forces or Indian State Forces, who are (a) Enrolled or (b)
Uniformed or (c) Liable for general service.
An individual qualifying for the Medal for the first time shall be
awarded the Medal together with a clasp indicating the particular
operation for which it is awarded. For all subsequent operations for
which the issue of a clasp is approved, only the Clasp indicating
the particular operation shall be awarded. The Bar of the Clasp
shall have the name or the place of the Operation engraved on it.
Design of the Medal and Ribbon
Medal. Circular in shape, made of cupro-nickel, 1.42 inches
in diameter with the fitting of standard pattern, and shall have
embossed on the obverse shall be an embossed inscription “GENERAL
SERVICE” along the upper rim and the world “INDIA” along the lower
rim. In the centre shall be embossed a lotus flower with buds and
Ribbon. Red coloured silk riband of one and a quarter inches
in width, divided into six equal stripes by five green vertical