Himachal Government has constituted Himachal Gaurav Puraskar.
Members of armed forces, police forces and recognized fire services etc. are eligible for the award, provided the life saving act/gallant work is performed by them otherwise than in the course of their duty.
The award can also be conferred posthumously and the person who is to be decorated with the award should either be a Himachali or the commendable job should have been done in/for Himachal Pradesh.
Those who save the life of persons by endangering their own life and show exemplary courage are eligible for consideration of Himachal Gaurav Puraskar besides those who have done commendable job in arts, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, civil services and others (fields not covered may include propagation of Himachali culture, protection of human rights, wild life protection/conservation etc).
Outstanding sports persons of the State who have won medal in various recognized national/international level championships are also considered for Himachal Gaurav Puraskar.
Recommendations received from respective Deputy Commissioners/Departments are scrutinized by screening committee constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary, Principal Secretary, GAD and Director General of Police are members and Additional/Joint/Under secretary, GAD are member secretary of the committee.