1. Awarded for such individual acts of exceptional devotion to duty or courage as have special significance for the Army. Awards may be made posthumously.
2. A bar shall be given for every subsequent award of the medal to a person.
3. All ranks of the Army.
4. Rs. 250/- p.m. and each bar to the medal Rs. 250/- p.m. to all Sena Medal (Gallantry) awardees.