Awarded on Republic and Independence Day by the respective Chiefs of Staff to selected individuals from the following categories of personnel who have a minimum of 15 years service distinguished by highly good conduct: -
For the purpose of the award only such service as counts for pension and gratuity is taken into consideration.
There shall be fixed establishment for the award of the medal to each service which shall be determined by the Government from time to tome. Vacancies in the establishment shall be filled on the death, discharge, deduction in rank of promotion to a Commissioned rank of a recipient or on forfeiture of the medal .
An annuity of Rs. 100/- for the first year will be paid to the recipient on the award of the medal. For the second and subsequent year, full annuity will be paid. Only for every completed service period of 12 months. For service less than 12 months in the second and subsequent years, the annuity will be admissible proportionately.
* 4 for 800 men on the authorized establishment of the respective service.