Bharat Ratna Award- need for cash benefits


Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award of India , conferred “in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order in any field of human endeavour” It consists of a Certificate and a Medallian. At present there is no monetary grant  and there are no cash concessions like free air/train/bus travel for self and attendants,  These need  to be extended to Bharat Ratna and Padma awardees, though they may not require these, but as a token of  the country’s gratitude these could be considered. The awardees should also be extended courtesies of invitation for all major local government functions and the government officers should show due courtesies whenever the Awardeed contact them personally or otherwise.  Bharat Ratna  holders are appropriatelyincluded in the Table of Precedence. Padma Awardees should also be included in the Table oir  Precedence at appropriate places.

The Awardees are not permitted to suffix or prefix the awards to their names as per the constitution. There appears to be no good reason to deny this.