Awarded for courage and promptitude in saving life from drowning, fire, rescue operations in mines, rescuer displayed in an act or a series of acts of humane nature in saving life from drowning, fire rescue operations in mines. The medal may be awarded posthumously.
Persons of either sex in all walks of life, other than the members of the Armed Forces, Police Forces and of recognized Fire Services, if the act is performed by them in the course of duty.
If a recipient of the medal shall again perform such an act of humane service as would have made him or her eligible to receive the same medal such further act of humane service shall be recognized by a bar to be attached to the riband by which the medal is suspended and, for every subsequent act of humane service, and additional Bar shall be added and such Bar or Bars may also be awarded posthumously. For every such bar, a replica of the medal in miniature shall be added to the riband when worn alone.
Rs 500/- to the recipients. In respect of a bar to an award, the cash grant will be 50 % of the amount specified. If an award is given posthumously, the cash grant will be twice the amount admissible otherwise.