Prakram Padak

Conditions Eligibility and Eligible categories

Awarded to the following categories of personnel who sustained/sustain wounds as a result of direct enemy action in any type of operations of counterinsurgency operations. This will take effect from 15 Aug 1947: -

(a) All ranks of the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, Territorial Army, J&K Militia and any other armed forces of the Union;

(b) All ranks of Railway Protection Force, Police Forces, Home Guards, Civil Defence Organization and any other Organization specified by Government.

Note. - Crews, including ejection crews of an aircraft disabled by enemy action, who though they may not have been otherwise wounded, sustain any injury while abandoning the aircraft or as a result of the subsequent landing of the aircraft, will be entitled to the award of the Medal. The medal shall not be awarded posthumously.

Bar to the Medal

If any recipient of the Parakram Padak has again sustained/sustains a wound as a result of direct enemy action in any type of operations or counter-insurgency operations on or after 15th August, 1947 as would have made the recipient eligible to the riband by which the Parakram Padak is suspended, and for every such additional wound sustained, an additional Bar shall be added.

Design of the Medal and Ribbon

Medal. Circular in shape, made of cupro-nickel, 35 mm in diameter and fitted to a ring. It shall have embossed on its obverse the State Emblem with its motto and the inscriptions --------------- “Parakram Padak” on either side of the State Emblem along the rim. On the reverse of the medal shall be embossed a replica of Ashoka’s Chakra in the Centre.

Ribbon. White, red and white colours divided into equal three parts.