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Monetary Allownaces Attached to Gallantry Awards.


The scheme of Gallantry Awards for Armed forces Personnel can be broadly divided into two categories i.e. Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards and Post-Independence Gallantry Awards. The Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards include Indian order of Merit, Military Cross, etc After independence different series of Gallantry Awards were introduced. The Vir Chakra series of awards are given for acts of conspicuous bravery/gallantry in the presence of the enemy and the Ashok Chakra series for bravery other than in the face of the enemy.

These awards carry a monetary allowance with them which is payable for two lives.


Rates of Monetary Allowance Attached to Gallantary Decorations (Post Independence)



: GOI, mod LETTER nO. 7(119)/2008-D(AG) dated 30-3-2011 circulated vide this office Important Circular No. 9 dated 10.06.2011

(i) Param Vir Chakra Rs. 10,000/- p.m.
(ii) Ashok Chakra Rs. 6,000/- p.m.
(iii) Mahavir Chakra Rs. 5,000/- p.m.
(iv) Kriti Chakra Rs. 4,500/- p.m.
(v) Vir Chakra Rs. 3,500/- p.m.
(vi) Shaurya Chakra Rs. 3,000/- p.m.
(vii) Sena Medal Rs. 1,000/- p.m.

The award at the above rates is applicable w.e.f. 30-03-2011.

The Monetary allowance will not be taken into account for computing dearness relief.

Monetary Allowance attached to the Pre-Independence Gallantry Awards



GOI, mod LETTER nO. 7(119)/2008-D(AG) dated 30-3-2011 circulated vide this office Important Circular No. 9 dated 10.06.2011.

Rate for all rank
(a) Distinguish Service Order Rs.4000/- p.m.
Each Bar Rs.4000/- p.m.
(b) Indian Order of Merit Rs.4000/- p.m.
Each Bar Rs.4000/- p.m.
(c)Indian Distinguished Service Medal Rs.4000/- p.m.
Each Bar Rs.4000/- p.m.
(d) Distinguished Service Cross Rs.2800/- p.m.
Each Bar Rs.2800/- p.m.
(e) Military Cross Rs.2800/- p.m.
Each Bar Rs.2800/- p.m.
(f) Distinguished Flying Cross Rs.2800/- p.m.
Each Bar Rs.2800/- p.m.
(g) Distinguish Service Medal Rs.2800/- p.m.
Each Bar Rs.2800/- p.m.
(h) Military Medal Rs.2800/- p.m.
Each Bar Rs.2800/- p.m.
(i) Distinguished Flying Medal Rs.2800/- p.m.
Each Bar Rs.2800/- p.m.

Lump-sum Monetary Awards to Nepalese Gorkhas receipient of Indian Gallantry Decorations


Gorkhas of Nepalese domicile who are awarded the gallantry decoration will get special lump sum monetary awards w.e.f. 1.8.2003 as per the scale given below:

Gallantry Decoration Amount of lump sump (in Rs.)
Param Vir Chakra 1,50,000
Ashok Chakra 1,25,000
Mahavir Chakra 1,00,000
Kriti Chakra 75,000
Vir Chakra 50,000
Shaurya Chakra 40,000
Sena Medal 20,000

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