Gallantry Awards by Govt of India

I. 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.

#AwardAwarded forMonetary benefit
1.Param Vir ChakraHighest military decoration awarded for the highest degree of valour or self-sacrifice in the presence of the enemy.Rs 10,000/- pm to all recipients.
2.Maha Vir ChakraSecond highest military decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy. Rs 5,000/- pm to all recipients.
3.Vir ChakraThird highest military decoration for acts of gallantry in the presence of the enemy.Rs 3,500/- pm to all recipients.

II. Officers, men and women of all ranks of Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Central ParaMilitary Forces, Railway Protection Force, Other Police Forces, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army, Militia and of any other lawfully constituted forces and civilians of either genders in all walks of life can be recipient of this award.

#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 6,000/- 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 4,500/- 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 3,000/- pm to all recipients.

Note: The monetary benefit is revised from time to time.