Military Medals : Rules to Wear

Recepient of the various medals and decorations awarded by the Govt of India can wear these on the order of precedence as determined by the Govt.

No. 75-Pres/2001-The President has been pleased to determine the following order of Precedence of Wearing of various Medals and Decorations. This supersedes Notification No. 104-Pres/98 dated 11th November, 1998 issued from this Secretariat

Wearing of Medals

  • List of Medals on Seniority Basis
    • Bharat Ratna
    • Param Vir Chakra
    • Ashoka Chakra
    • Padma Vibhusan
    • Padma Bhushan
    • Sarvattom Yudh Seva Medal
    • Param Vishisht Seva Medal
    • Maha Vir Chakra
    • Kirti Chakra
    • Padma Shri
    • Sarvottom Jeevan Raksha Padak
    • Uttam Yudh Seva Medal
    • Ati Vishisht Seva Medal
    • Vir Chakra
    • Shaurya Chakra
    • President’s Police and Fire Services Medal for Gallantry
    • President’s Police Medal for Gallantry
    • President’s Fire Services Medal for Gallantry
    • President’s Correctional Service Medal for Gallantry
    • President’s Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Gallantry
    • Yudh Seva Medal
    • Sena /Nao Sena/Vayu Sena Medal
    • Mention in Dispatches
    • Vishisht Seva Medal
    • Police Medal for Gallantry
    • Fire Services Medal for Gallantry
    • Correctional Service Medal for Gallantry
    • Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Gallantry
    • Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak
    • Parakram Padak
    • General Service Medal – 1947
    • Samanya Seva Medal – 1965
    • Special Service Medal
    • Samar Seva Star-1965
    • Poorvi Star
    • Paschimi Star
    • OP Vijay Star Medal
    • Siachen Glacier Medal
    • Raksha Medal – 1965
    • Sangram Medal
    • OP Vijay Medal
    • OP Parakram Medal
    • Sainya Seva Medal
    • High Altitude Medal
    • Police (Special Duty) Medal – 1962
    • Videsh Seva Medal
    • President’s Police and Fire Services Medal for Distinguished Service
    • President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service
    • President’s Fire Services Medal for Distinguished Service
    • President’s Correctional Service Medal for Distinguished Service
    • President’s Home Guards and Civil Defence for Distinguished Service
    • Meritorious Service Medal
    • Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
    • Police Medal for Meritorious Service
    • Fire Services Medal for Meritorious Service
    • Correction Service Medal for Meritorious Service
    • Home Guards and Civil Defence Medal for Meritorious Service
    • Jeevan Raksha Padak
    • Territorial Army Decoration
    • Territorial Army Medal
    • Indian Independence Medal-1947
    • Independence Medal – 1950
    • 50th Anniversary of Independence Medal
    • 25th Independence Anniversary Medal
    • 30 Years Long Service Medal
    • 20 Years Long Service Medal
    • 9 Years Long Service Medal
    • Commonwealth Awards
    • Other Awards
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