New Delhi: On the occasion of 73rd Republic Day, the Ministry of Home Affairs announced that a total of 939 police personnel have been awarded gallantry or service medals.
Out of the 939 awards announced on the occasion of Republic Day 2022, 189 personnel will receive Police Medal for Gallantry, 88 will be getting President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 662 will get Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
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Among the majority of 189 Gallantry Awards, 134 personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in Jammu & Kashmir Region. 47 personnel for their gallant action in Left Wing Extremist affected areas and 1 personnel for their gallant action in North-East Region.
Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards, 115 are from J&K Police, 30 are from CRPF, 3 are from ITBP, 2 are from BSF, 3 are from Sashastra Seema Bal, 10 are from Chhattisgarh Police, 9 from Odisha Police, and 7 from Maharashtra Police, and the remaining from the other States & UTs.
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On the occasion of Republic Day 2022, 42 personnel have also been awarded the Fire Service Medals. Out of these, President’s Fire Service Medal for Gallantry is awarded to 1 personnel and Fire Service Medal for Gallantry is awarded to 2 personnel for their respective acts of valor and gallantry. President’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service is awarded to 9 personnel and Fire Service Medal for Meritorious Service is awarded to 30 personnel.
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In addition, 25 personnel or volunteers have also been awarded Home Guard & Civil Defense Medals on the occasion of Republic Day 2022.
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