Center Enhances Monetary Allowances for Gallantry Award Winners

The Government has enhanced the monetary allowances for the Gallantry Award winners.

The enhancement is for the recipients of post-independence Gallantry Award, pre-independence Gallantry Award and the monetary allowance attached to ‘Jangi Inam’, a pre-independence Gallantry Award. The allowances have been doubled in most of the cases and in a few cases have been increased by more than 100%.

Jangi Inam (a Pre-Independence Gallantry Award)-

Gallantry Award Existing rate of Monetary Allowance
(Rupees per month)
Revised rate of Monetary Allowance
(Rupees per month)
Jangi Inam 500 1000

Post-Independence Gallantry Awards-

Gallantry Award Existing rate of Monetary Allowance
(Rupees per month)
Revised rate of Monetary Allowance
(Rupees per month)
Param Vir Chakra (PVC) 10,000 20,000
Ashoka Chakra 6,000 12,000
Maha Vir Chakra (MVC) 5,000 10,000
Kirti Chakra (KC),000 4,500 9,000
Vir Chakra (VrC) 3,500 7,000
Shaurya Chakra (SC) 3,000 6,000
Sena/Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal 1,000 2,000

Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards-


Gallantry Award Existing rate of Monetary Allowance
(Rupees per month)
Revised rate of Monetary Allowance
(Rupees per month)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO) 4,000 8,000
Indian Order of Merit (10M) 4,000 8,000
Indian Distinguished Service Medal(IOSM) 4,000 8,000
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) 2,800 6,000
Military Cross (MC) 2,800 6,000
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) for Officers 2,800 6,000
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) 2,800 6,000
Military Medal (MM) 2,800 6,000
Distinguished Flying Medal (DFM) for Other Ranks 2,800 6,000



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