The Union Government has approved a proposal to institute the ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation’ to promote high professional standards of crime investigation among police forces.
The award will be conferred to the best investigators of police forces of states, Union Territories and central investigating agencies. Officers from the rank of Sub-Inspector to Superintendent of Police will be eligible for the honour.
• The awards would be conferred annually on the basis of the average crime data for the last three years.
• A total of 162 medals will be awarded every year, among which 137 will be for the states and Union Territories and 25 would be for the Central Investigating Agencies -National Investigation Agency (NIA), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB).
• The medals would be distributed among the states and Union territories based on 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.
• Besides this, there will be a special quota of medals for the women investigators.
The Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) would be inviting nominations from different states, Union Territories and central investigating agencies based on the recommendations from a state-level committee headed by ADG rank officer.
These nominations will be processed by a screening committee in BPR&D and approved by a sanctioning committee in the Union Home Ministry.
The names of the awardees would be declared on August 15 every year.
The winners will receive a medal and a certificate signed by the Union Home Minister and their names would be published in the Gazette of India.