Gallantry Awards by Govt of India

Persons eligible

a. 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 Armed Forces.
b. Matrons, Sisters, Nurses and the Staff of the Nursing Services and other Services pertaining to Hospitals and Nursing, and Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the orders, directions or supervision of any of the above-mentioned Forces.

#AwardAwarded forMonetary benefit
1.Param Vir ChakraHighest military decoration awarded for most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice, in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea, or in the air. Highest military decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy.Rs 20,000/- pm to all recipients.
2.Maha Vir ChakraSecond highest military decoration awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy whether on land, at sea or in the air. Second highest military decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy. Rs 10,000/- pm to all recipients.
3.Vir ChakraThird highest military decoration awarded for acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy, whether on land or at sea or in the air. Third highest military decoration for acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy.Rs 7,000/- pm to all recipients.

Persons eligible

a. Officers and 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.
b. Members of the Nursing Services of the Armed Forces.
c. Civilian citizens of either sex in all walks of life and members of Police Forces including Central Para-Military Forces and Railway Protection Force.

#AwardAwarded forMonetary benefit
1.Ashok ChakraIt is the peace time equivalent of the Param Vir Chakra, and is awarded for the "most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent valour or self-sacrifice" other than in the face of the enemy.Rs 12,000/- pm to all recipients.
2.Keerti ChakraIt is the peace time equivalent of the Maha Vir Chakra, and is awarded for the "valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice" other than in the face of the enemy.Rs 9,000/- pm to all recipients.
3.Shaurya ChakraIt is the peace time equivalent of the Vir Chakra, and is awarded for the gallantry other than in the face of the enemy.Rs 6,000/- pm to all recipients.

Note: The monetary benefit is revised from time to time. The last revision was in August 2017.