New Delhi, January 24(KMW): A total of 795 Police personnel have been awarded Medals on the occasion of the Republic Day this year. Police Medals for Gallantry (PMG) have been awarded to 107 personnel, Presidentâ€™s Police Medals for Distinguished Service to 75 personnel and Police Medal for Meritorious Service to 613 personnel.
Among the 107 Gallantry Awards, 66 are from J&K theatre, 35 from the areas affected by Left Wing Extremism and three from the North-East Region. Among the personnel receiving Gallantry Awards, 38 are from J&K Police, 35 from CRPF and 10 from Chhattisgarh. This year five Officers from the Indian Police Service will receive the Police Medal for Gallantry.
Tighter norms have been used to select awardees for the Presidentâ€™s Police Medals for Distinguished Service and Police Medal for Meritorious Service this year.