NEW DELHI, Jan 25: The President of India has approved the conferment of Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards-2016 on 36 persons which included Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak to five, Uttam Jeevan Raksha Padak to 8 and Jeevan Raksha Padak to 23 persons. Seven awards are posthumous.
Altaf Ahmed Khan is the only person from Jammu and Kashmir State whose name has been approved for Jeevan Raksha Padak award.
Jeevan Raksha Padak series of awards are given to a person for meritorious act of humane nature in saving the life of a person.
The decoration of the award (medal, certificate signed by the Home Minister and demand draft for lump sum monetary allowance) is presented to the awardee in due course by the respective State Government to which the awardee belongs.