Ever have you wondered what will the above-mentioned awardees get? Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in India. Padma awards come in the next category. First of all, let us know why and to whom are these awards given.
Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honor, given for exceptional service towards advancement of Art, Literature and Science, and in recognition of Public Service of the highest order. It is also not mandatory that Bharat Ratna is awarded every year.
This award is given to recognize distinguished service of a high order to the nation.
It is the second-highest civilian honor of India is given for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by the government servants. The highest award in India is the Bharat Ratna.
It is given by distinguished service in any field including service rendered by the Government servants.
WHAT PERKS AND BENEFITS DO THESE AWARDEES GET?
Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award given in the Republic of India. Since it is the highest award, it has several emoluments and perks. Some important ones are:
1) Free first-class flight journey anywhere in India.
2) Free first-class train journey.
3) A pension equal to or 50% of Prime Minister of India’s salary.
4) I can attend the Parliament meetings and sessions.
5) Precedence at par with Cabinet Rank.
6) Eligible for Z category protection, if needed.
7) Special Guest in Republic Day and Independence Day.
8) Status equal to VVIP.
Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhusan, and Padma Shri :
The Padma award is just an honor. No cash allowance or any facility/benefit in terms of concession etc. in rail/air travel is attached to these awards. The award does not amount to a title and cannot be used as a suffix or prefix to the awardee’s name on letterheads, invitation cards, posters, books, etc. In the case of any misuse, the awardee will forfeit the award.
The decoration comprises a Sanad (Certificate) issued under the hand and seal of the President and a Medallion.
The recipients are also given a replica of the medallion, which they can wear during any ceremonial/State functions etc. if they desire.
A commemorative brochure giving out brief details in respect of each award winner is also released on the day of the investiture ceremony.