1. Awarded for such individual acts of exceptional devotion to duty or courage as have special significance for the Navy. Awards may be made posthumously.
2. A bar shall be given for every subsequent award of the medal to a person.
3. All ranks of the Navy.
4. Rs 250/- pm and each bar to the medal Rs 250/- pm to all Nao Sena Medal (Gallantry) awardees.