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 ChakraRs. 10,000/- p.m.
(ii)Ashok ChakraRs. 6,000/- p.m.
(iii)Mahavir ChakraRs. 5,000/- p.m.
(iv)Kriti ChakraRs. 4,500/- p.m.
(v)Vir ChakraRs. 3,500/- p.m.
(vi)Shaurya ChakraRs. 3,000/- p.m.
(vii)Sena MedalRs. 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 OrderRs.4000/- p.m.
Each BarRs.4000/- p.m.
(b)Indian Order of MeritRs.4000/- p.m.
Each BarRs.4000/- p.m.
(c)Indian Distinguished Service MedalRs.4000/- p.m.
Each BarRs.4000/- p.m.
(d)Distinguished Service CrossRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.
(e)Military CrossRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.
(f)Distinguished Flying CrossRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.
(g)Distinguish Service MedalRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.
(h)Military MedalRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.2800/- p.m.
(i)Distinguished Flying MedalRs.2800/- p.m.
Each BarRs.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 DecorationAmount of lump sump (in Rs.)
Param Vir Chakra1,50,000
Ashok Chakra1,25,000
Mahavir Chakra1,00,000
Kriti Chakra75,000
Vir Chakra50,000
Shaurya Chakra40,000
Sena Medal20,000