Source: The post is based on the article “Union Home Minister’s “Special Operation Medal” for the year 2022 awarded for 4 Special Operations” published in PIB on 1st November 2022.
What is the News?
Around 63 police officers from Telangana, Punjab, Maharashtra, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir, have been awarded “Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal” for the Year- 2022.
What is the “Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal”?
Constituted in: 2018
Objective: To recognize those operations which have a high degree of planning, high significance for the security of the country/State/UT and have a significant impact on the security of larger sections of the society.
Purpose: The award shall be conferred for Special Operations in the areas such as counter terrorism, border action, arms control, prevention of narcotics smuggling and rescue operations.
The award is announced on the 31st of October every year.
In a year, normally 3 Special Operations are considered for the award and in extraordinary circumstances; the award may be given to up to 5 Special Operations to encourage State/UT Police.