Territorial Army Decoration

 

Conditions of Eligibility and Eligible Categories

Awarded to commissioned Officers of the Territorial Army for 20 years meritorious service of proved capacity. The qualifying service shall be reckoned in accordance with the conditions mentioned below : -

 

Two-fold qualifying Service

(a) The period of commissioned service rendered in theatre of war by an
Officer of the late Indian Territorial Force or the late Auxiliary Force (India) during the period 3 Sep 39 to 2 Sep 45;

(b) Embodied commissioned service in India by an Officer of the late Indian Territorial Force or the late Auxiliary Force (India) during the period 3 Sep 39 to 2 Sep 45; and

(c) Embodied commissioned service in the Territorial Army during an emergency declared by Government.

Single qualifying service

(a) Commissioned service in the Territorial Army;

(b) Commissioned Service in the late Indian Territorial Force or on the active list of the late Auxiliary Force (India) during the period 3 Sep 39 to 2 Sep 45;

(c) Commissioned Service in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force during an emergency declared by Government.

(d) Commissioned Service in the Army, the Navy and the Air Force during an emergency declared by Government.

 

(e) Service rendered as a Junior Commissioned Officer, Non Commissioned Officer or Other Ranks in the Army and equivalent ranks of the Navy and Air Force in a theatre of war during the period 3 Sep 39 to 2 Sep 45;

 

(f) Embodied service as a Junior Commissioned Officer Non Commissioned Officer or Other Ranks of the Indian Territorial Force or the Auxiliary Force (India) during the period 3 Sep 39 to 2 Sep 45; and

 

(g) Embodied service as a Junior Commissioned Officer, Non Commissioned Officer or Other Ranks in the Territorial Army during an emergency declared by Government.

 

Half-qualifying service

 

(a) Service as a Junior Commissioned Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer or Other Ranks in the Territorial Army other than that covered by clauses mentioned above.


(b) Unembodied service as a Junior Commissioned Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer or Other Ranks in the late Indian Territorial Force or on the active list of the late Auxiliary Force in India, during the period 3 Sep 39 to 2 Sep 45;


(c) Service as a Junior Commissioned Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer of Other Ranks in the Army or equivalent rank in the Navy and the Air Force during the period 3 Sep 39 to 2 Sep 45; and


(d) Service rendered as a junior Commissioned Officer, Non-Commissioned Officer or Other Ranks in the Army or equivalent ranks in the Navy and the Air Force during an emergency declared by Government.

 

No period of service in the force in which an officer qualified for the Efficiency Decoration shall be reckoned as qualifying service for the Territorial Army Decoration.
Service requisite to qualifying for the decoration shall not necessarily be continuous service.


An officer already in possession of the Efficiency Decoration or any long service and Good Conduct Medal or Efficiency Medal and Clasp shall be eligible to receive the Territorial Army Decoration and To wear them provided that he has completed the full period of qualifying service for such awards and that no qualifying service towards one award is permitted to count towards the other.

 

Design of the Medal and Ribbon


Medal - Oval in shape, made of silver. On the obverse it shall have a lotus wreath along the rim, a five pointed star in Gold gilt embossed in the Centre and the State Emblem in Gold gilt resting on the upper point of the star. On the reverse, it shall have a lotus flower with buds and leaves embossed in the centre and the words----------------------------------in the form of an arch above it.


Ribbon - The decoration shall be suspended from a Silver bar brooch, with the “TERRITORIAL” embossed thereon, by a silk ribbon 3.175 centimeters in width. The ribbon shall be divided into 5 stripes and 4 white vertical lines. The stripe in the centre shall be orange and the other four stripes blue. The width of the orange stripe shall be double that of a blue stripe.