The Kalpana Chawla award for courage and daring enterprise is conferred to a women who is a native of Tamil Nadu for the display of courage and daring enterprise.In G.O.Ms.No.791, Public (General-I) Department, dated 04.08.2003, the following rules and guidelines were issued for the selection of the Kalpana Chawla Award for courage and daring enterprise:-
(i) The medal shall be awarded for display of courage and daring enterprise by a woman who is a native of Tamil Nadu. The medal will be presented by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu on the Independence Day.
(ii) The award shall be in the form of medal and named as the “Kalpana Chawla Award for courage and daring enterprise”
(iii) The medal will be circular in shape having a diameter of 83 mm and thickness of 8 mm. It will be made of silver with gold coating. The cost of the medal shall be Rs.5,000/- (Rupees five thousand only)
(iv) In addition to the medal, a cash certificate for Rs.5.00 lakhs (Rupees five lakhs only) will also be given to the recipient.
(v) The number of medals awarded in a year shall be one. The name of the recipient will be published in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette.
(vi) The awardee will be selected by the Selection Committee constituted by the Government for this purpose and her name will be approved by the Government.