The “Union Home Minister’s Special Operation Medal” for the year 2022 have been awarded for 4 Special Operations.
The medal was constituted in 2018 with the objective to recognize those operations, which have high degree of planning, high significance for the security of the country/State/UT and have significant impact on the security of larger sections of the society.
The award shall be conferred for Special Operation in the areas such as counter terrorism, border action, arms control, prevention of narcotics smuggling and rescue operations.
A committee in MHA screens all the nominations and recommends them for the award. A certificate (Scroll) signed by the Union Home Minister is awarded to each winner along with the medal.
The award is announced on October 31 every year. In a year, normally three special operations are considered for the award. In exceptional circumstances, the award may be given to five special operations only to encourage state and UT police.