Sainya Seva Medal

Conditions of Eligibility

Awarded in recognition of non-operational service under conditions of hardship and severe climate in specified areas.

An individual qualifying for the medal for the first time shall be awarded the medal, together with a clasp on which shall be inscribed the place where the service was rendered. On all subsequent occasions when the award is made only a clasp indicating the place where the service was rendered shall be awarded.

Eligible Categories

Commissioned Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers, Other Ranks and Non-Combatants (enrolled) of the regular Army, embodied Auxiliary and Reserve Forces or any other lawfully constituted Armed Forces.

Nursing Officers and other members of Nursing Services in the Armed Forces.

Design of the Medal and Ribbon

Medal. Circular in shape, made of cupro-nickle, 35 mm in diameter and fitted to a plain horizontal bar with standard fitting. It shall have embossed on its obverse an outline of “NANDA DEVI” Peak in the background with a clump of bamboo in the foreground. On reverse it shall have an Indian Fort and the inscription “ “ embossed along the upper rim.

Ribbon. 32 mm in width and shall be saffron in colour with two vertical stripes of white and dark green dividing the ribbon into three equal parts.