The Ministry of Women and Child Development, New Delhi has been celebrating Women’s Day every year by facilitating eminent women with a National award called ‘‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’’. The awards will be awarded on March 8, 2023 on the occasion of International women’s day. .
Directorate of Women Child development has invited applications for Nari Shakti Award. Nominations for the awards will be received only through a designated website i.e. www.awards.gov.in. The link of the website will also be available on the official website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development www.wcd.nic.in applications received other than online mode will not be entertained. The portal will be opened from July 1 to October31 of every calendar year.
The awards are open to all individuals, the applicant should not be in receipt of the same award earlier (including Stree Shakti Puruskar as were awarded by the Ministry earlier). The Nari Shakti Puraskar may be awarded for outstanding work, preferably in exceptional circumstances to individuals in the areas of economic and social empowerment of women or pertaining to this theme or incidental thereto. An award may also be given to a State or Union Territory, which is appreciably improved Child Sex Ratio (CSR). Normally the award shall not be presented posthumously; excepting in case where death occurred subsequently to a proposal having been submitted to the Ministry in the manner as stipulated in these guidelines.
The applicants must be at least 25 years of age on July 1,of the award year (e.g. for the year 2021 awards to be distributed on March 8,2022, the age should be as on July 1,2021 and so on.
Each Award carries a cash prize `2.00 lakh and a citation. The nomination would be submitted to the Ministry of Women and Child Development with details as per online application form along with supporting documents as mentioned in the application form. Applicants received by the due date will be sent to the State./UT and District Collector/District Magistrate, other government/appropriate agencies/organizations for verification of the claims and achievements mentioned in the applications.