The Goa Chief Minister's Fire Service Medal Rules, 2000
Published vide Notification No. 3/3/98-HD (G), dated 28.3.2000
(i) conspicuous gallantry in saving life and property, the risks covered being estimated with due regard to the obligations and the duties of the officer concerned in the preceding year;
(ii) a specially distinguished record in Fire service;
(iii) success in organising Fire Service or in maintaining the organisation under special difficulties;
(iv) special service in dealing with serious incidents or widespread outbreaks of fire;
(v) prolonged services of ability and merit.(2) To be eligible for award of the Medal, members of the service should have completed service for a period of not less than ten years. Consideration may be given to those with longer years of service. This condition will, however, not be applicable to cases relating to Medal for gallantry. (3) The members of the fire service shall be eligible for the grant of Medals only once in their service. Those who have been awarded the President's Fire Service Medal shall not be eligible for the award of Medal for Outstanding devotion to duty for the next three years. 8. Nomination for the Medal. - As the Medal shall carry the Chief Minister's name, the nomination/s for Medal shall be done in all seriousness and the standard of the cases recommended should be high. 9. Cash award alongwith Medal. - The Medal shall carry a one time cash reward of Rs. 2000/- (Rupees two thousand only), irrespective of the rank of the recipient. 10. Other conditions. - (1) The Medal may be made posthumously and in such cases, the lumpsum grant attached to the Medal shall go to the family of the recipient. (2) While wearing this Medal alongwith other Medal/s, and decorations, it shall be worn to the left of the last Medal awarded by the Government of India. (3) The Medal shall be liable to be forfeited when the holder is guilty of disloyalty, cowardice in action or such conduct as in the opinion of the Government, brings the fire force into disrepute. (4) All the proposals for the grant of Chief Minister's Fire Service Medal shall be first scrutinised by a Committee consisting of the Chief Secretary as Chairman, Director of Fire and Emergency Services and Under Secretary (Home) as members. The committee shall then recommend names to the Government alongwith citation to enable the Government to make announcement on 19th December, every year. (5) The period between 1st November, of the preceding year to 31st, October, of the succeeding year shall be the period under consideration for the award to be given on 19th December, of the succeeding year. (6) While making recommendations for the medal, it should be specifically reported whether the nominees have at any time incurred any censure of a court or have been concerned in proceedings which have been censured by Courts of Law. A certificate in Form 'A' hereto shall be furnished by the Director of Fire and Emergency Service in respect of each nominee for the Medal.
(i) Certified that the integrity of Shri ......................... ........................ recommended for the award of Goa Chief Minister's Fire Service Medal for Outstanding Devotion to Duty/Gallantry is above suspicion and that he has neither incurred censure nor was concerned in proceedings which were censured in a Court of Law.For Gallantry only:
(ii) Certified also that no judicial proceedings are pending in respect of the incident underlying the recommendation.
Undertaking to be furnished by the recipient of Medal
Goa Chief Minister's Fire Service MedalI, Shri .............................. , on whom the Government of Goa has been pleased to confer the Decoration of the Goa Chief Minister's Fire Service Medal, declare, that I have read over and I understand the condition attached to the Decoration and I hereby undertake to return the Decoration conferred upon me, should my name at any time be erased from the Register of persons upon whom the Medal shall have been conferred, upon my being called upon to do so, in accordance with provisions of the Goa Chief Minister's Fire Service Medal Rules, 2000, governing the award of the Medal. Signature of the recipient of the Award. Dated at ........... the ........... day of the month of .............. Witnessed by:- ..........................