Of the 50 awards, nine will be posthumous. Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards were given to a people for meritorious act of humane nature in saving the life of a person, a Home Ministry release said.
The award was given in three categories -- Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak and Jeevan Raksha Padak. Persons of either sex in all walks of life are eligible for these awards.
The decoration of the award (medal, certificate signed by the Home Minister and demand draft for lump sum monetary allowance) was presented to the awardee in due course by the respective state government to which the awardee belongs.

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