Ashoka ChakraInstituted on 04 Jan 1952 and renamed on 27 Jan 1967 to recognize the most conspicuous bravery or some act of daring or pre-eminent act of valor or self-sacrifice otherwise than in the face of the enemy.
Design of the Medal and Ribbon
Medal: Circular in shape, one and three eighth inches in diameter with rims on both sides and will be of gold-gilt. On the obverse, it shall have embossed a replica of Ashoka's Chakra in the centre surrounded by a lotus wreath. On its reverse shall be embossed the words "Ashoka Chakra" both in Hindi and English, the two versions being separated by two lotus flowers.
Ribbon: Green colour ribbon divided into two equal segments by an orange vertical line.
Awarded for most conspicuous bravery, or some act of daring
or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice otherwise than in the
face of the enemy. The
decoration may be awarded posthumously.
If a recipient of the Chakra shall again perform such an act
of gallantry as would have made him or her eligible to receive the
Chakra, such further act of gallantry shall be recognized by a Bar
to be attached to the riband by which the Chakra is suspended and,
for every subsequent act of gallantry, an additional Bar shall be
added and every such Bar, a replica of the Chakra in miniature shall
be added to the riband when worn alone.
Officers, men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy
and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial
Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted forces.
Members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces.
Civilian citizens of either sex in all walks of life, other
than members of Police Forces and of recognized Fire Services.
6. Rs 1400/-pm and each bar to the decoration Rs 1400/-pm to all recipients.
* Amendment : Civilian Citizens of either sex in all walks of life and members of Police Forces including Central Para-Military Forces and Railway protection Force. (President's Secretariat Notification No 94-Pres/99 - Published in Part I, Section I of the Gazette of India Dated Saturday 10th July 1999)
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