New Delhi, March 12: To promote high professional standards of ‘Investigation of Crime’ in the country, the Home Ministry will award the best Police officers for the exceptional Investigation qualities in criminal cases.
The Home Ministry has approved a proposal to institute the “Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation”. Officers from the rank of Sub-Inspector to Superintendent of Police are eligible for this award.
A total of 162 medals will be awarded every year based on the average crime data for the last three years; of these, 137 will be for the States/UTs and 25 for the Central Investigating Agencies, National Investigation Agency, Central Bureau of Investigation and Narcotic Control Bureau. Distribution of medals among the States/UTs will be on the basis of the average of IPC crimes registered by them and the crime data published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for the years 2013, 2014 & 2015. The distribution of medals will be reviewed after every three years based on the average crime data.
There will be a quota of medals for Women Investigators too.
Bureau of Police Research and Development will invite nominations from States/UTs/Central Investigating Agencies based on recommendations from a State-level Committee headed by Additional Director General rank officer. These nominations will be processed by a screening committee in BPR&D and approved by a sanctioning committee in MHA.
The names of awardees will be declared on 15th August every year. A certificate signed by Union Home Minister along with a medal will be awarded to each winner and their names shall be published in the Gazette of India.