Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Saturday awarded Pongal medals to 3,184 police personnel on the occasion of the harvest festival.
An official release said, in recognition of the Outstanding Devotion to Duty displayed by personnel of the Police, Fire and RescueServices, Prisons and Correctional Services departments and with a view towards motivating them, the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Medals are announced and awarded on the occasion of the Pongal Day, every year.
This year the Chief Minister ordered award of “Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Constabulary Medals” to 3,000 police personnel (Men and Women) in the rank of Grade-II Police Constables, Grade-I Police Constables, Head Constables, Havildars and Special Sub-Inspectors of Police.
Further, Stalin ordered award of “Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Medals” to 118 Fire and Rescue Services Personnel in the rank of Leading Firemen (Special Station Officer), Driver Mechanics (Special Station Officer Transport) and Firemen (Upgraded leading Firemen) and 60 Prisons and Correctional Services Personnel (Men and Women) in the rank of Grade-I Warders (Men) and Grade-II Warders (Men and Women) are also being awarded in recognition of their outstanding devotion to duty.
The monthly medal allowance of Rs.400 to the recipients of these Medals will be sanctioned with effect from February one, 2023, irrespective of their ranks.
In addition to the above awards, the Chief Minister ordered for the award of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Technical and Specialised Services to six personnel, 2 each from the Police Radio Branch, Dog Squad and Police Photographers.
The officers/personnel will receive the lumpsum grant depending upon their ranks.
These medals along with Scroll with signature of the Chief Minister, will be presented to the recipients at a ceremonial medal parade to be held in due course.