1,380 Police personnel to receive medals on Independence Day

at 2:47 pm

New Delhi: A total of 1,380 Police personnel are to be felicitated with gallantry and service medals on the occasion of Independence Day, 2021, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs said today.

Nearly 628 police personnel will receive Police Medal for Gallantry (PMG), 662 will receive Police Medal for Meritorious Service (PM) and 8 will be awarded President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service (PPM).

Two police personnel will receive President’s Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) among which one will be awarded to J&K Police and another to CRPF (Posthumous).

398 personnel are being awarded for their gallant action in Jammu & Kashmir region, 155 personnel for their gallant action in Left Wing Extremism affected areas and 27 personnel for their gallant action in North-East Region, the Ministry said.

Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards 256 are from J&K Police, 151 are from CRPF, 23 are from ITBP and 67 are from Odisha Police, 25 are from Maharashtra and  20 are from Chhattisgarh and the remaining from the other States/UTs and CAPFs, it added.