Recommendations for Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards 2018

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Dimapur, June 12: The Ministry of Home Affairs has notified that Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards are being given for meritorious acts of humane nature in saving the life of a person in incidents like drowning, accidents, fire incidents, electrocution, landslides, animal attack and rescue operation in mines etc. As the name of the award suggests, the award is given to a rescuer for saving someone’s life.
The award is given in the following three categories: Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak – awarded for conspicuous courage in saving life under circumstances of very great danger to the life of the rescuer; Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak – awarded for courage and promptitude in saving life under circumstances of great danger to the life of the rescuer and Jeevan Raksha Padak – awarded for courage and promptitude in saving life under circumstances of grave bodily injury to the rescuer.
Persons of either sex in all walks of life are eligible for the awards. Members of the armed forces, police forces and of recognized fire service etc. are eligible for these awards provided the life saving act is performed by them otherwise than in the course of their duty. The award is also conferred posthumously.
Every year, the Ministry of Home Affairs invites recommendations from all State Governments/UT Administrations and Ministries/Departments of the Government of India for these awards. The recommendations are examined by a high-level awards committee, which makes its recommendations to the Prime Minister and the President. After approval of the President, the decoration of the award, i.e., medal and certificate along with the Demand Draft/Cheque of monetary allowance in respect of the awardees, are sent to the concerned recommending authorities.
The recommendations for the awards are to be forwarded in the enclosed proforma and sent to the Ministry latest by September 30, 2018. (Page News Service)