Jeevan Raksha Padak

The Jeevan Raksha Padak is a civilian lifesaving award presented by the Government of India. Established on 30 September 1961, the award was originally called the Jeevan Raksha Padak, Class III.

Jeevan Raksha Padak
Awarded by Government of India
TypeCivilian Lifesaving award
Description40000 cash award
ObverseOpen hand
ReverseEmblem of India
Established30 September 1961
Previous name(s)Jeevan Raksha Padak, Class III.


The Jeevan Raksha Padak is awarded to civilians to reward saving lives from drowning, fire, or mine accidents. It is awarded for "courage and promptitude in saving life under circumstances of grave bodily injury to the rescuer".[1]

The Jeevan Raksha Padak may be awarded to members of the armed forces, police, or fire services when recognizable acts take place outside beyond the course of their duty. Subsequent awards are recognized by the addition of a medal bar to the ribbon. The medal may be awarded posthumously.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 6 July 2016.

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