Awarded for individual acts of gallantry or distinguished service or devotion to duty performed either in operation or non-operational areas which are not of a sufficiently high order to qualify for a higher gallantry award or for which the higher award is inappropriate. The award will be for a specific act of bravery or distinguished service or special service
The award will not be made posthumously.
|VCOAS COMMENDATION CARD|
|1. Vice Chief of the Army Staff Commendation Card is instituted with effect from the date of issue of this letter. This Commendation Card shall be awarded for individual acts of gallantry, distinguished service or devotion to duty and will be at par with the Commendations awarded by GOCs-in-C. |
2. The award will be conferred twice a year on the occasion of Independence Day (15 Aug) and Army Day (15 Jan).
3. All ranks of the Army, and civilian personnel working at the Army Headquarters, Organizations of the Army which do not fall under purview of any Command Headquarters and personnel of Units and other Central/State Organizations working directly under the Army HQ shall be eligible for this award.
4. The Commendation Card shall be awarded for individual acts of gallantry or distinguished service or devotion to duty performed in operational or non-operational areas which are not of a sufficiently high order to qualify for a higher award. The following shall generally be considered for the award of VCOAS Commendation Card:-
(a) An act of bravery or courage.
(b) An act done outside the ordinary scope of one's duty by way of innovative work or improving an existing system or procedure which greatly enhances the efficiency of the organization.
(c) An act which has greatly contributed to the success of the Service at a National level, bringing singular credit to the Army.
(d) Any other outstanding performance.
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