The Union Government has approved proposal to institute Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation. The award aims to promote high professional standards of Investigation of Crime in State/UT Police and Central Investigating Agencies (CIAs) in the country.
Officers from rank of Sub-Inspector to Superintendent of Police will be eligible for this honour. The names of awardees will be declared every year on 15th August. The awardees will get certificate signed by Union Home Minister along with medal and their names will be published in Gazette of India.
Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) will invite nominations from States/UTs/CIAs based on recommendations from State-level Committee headed by ADG rank officer. These nominations will be processed by screening committee in BPR&D and approved by sanctioning committee in Home Ministry.
Based on the average crime data for last three years, total 162 medals will be awarded every year, of these, 137 will be for States/UTs and 25 for CIAs viz. National Investigation Agency (NIA), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB). There will be quota of medals for women investigators also.
Distribution of medals among States/UTs will be on basis of average of IPC crimes registered by them and crime data published by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for years 2013, 2014 & 2015. The distribution of medals will be reviewed after every 3 years based on average crime data.