A total of 63 police officers have been awarded the “Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal” for the year 2022, which was presented by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to officers from Telangana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir on Monday for their participation in four special operations involving terrorism, border action, arms control, narcotics smuggling prevention, and rescue operations.
In honor of Sardar Patel’s birth anniversary, 63 police officers have received the special medal. Telangana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, and Delhi were among the states that received awards. In celebration of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s birth anniversary, medals were awarded at the ‘Run For Unity’ event.
The medal was established in 2018, and it is awarded to state and union territory police forces, central police organizations (CPOs), central armed police forces (CAPFs), and security organizations throughout the country. As a result of this initiative, those operations which are highly planned, have a significant impact on the security of the country/state/UT and have a significant impact on the security of large sections of society will be recognized. There are usually three Special Operations considered for the award each year and in extraordinary circumstances, the award can be given to up to five Special Operations in an effort to encourage State and UT police forces. A recommendation for the award is sent to the MHA within three months of the special operation.