Panaji, November 16, 2017 … Government of India has instituted the “Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration” to acknowledge and recognize extraordinary and innovative work done by Districts and Central/State Government organizations. The Awards are presented by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on the occasion of Civil Services Day on April 21 every year.
The following priority programmes which have been identified for the Awards to be given on the next Civil Services Day on April 21, 2018 and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Promoting Digital Payments, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban and Rural, and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana.
In addition two Awards will be given for innovation in the field of environment conservation disaster management, water conservation, energy, education and health, women and child centric initiatives, etc. Organizations of Central/ State Governments, as well as districts are eligible for PM’s Awards on innovations.
Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG) has developed a web portal for online registration of Districts for choosing priority programmes to compete for PM’s Awards. The link (http://nceg.gov.in/login) of the portal is available on DARPG website (www.darpg.gov.in).
Government is keen to encourage a healthy competition among Districts for the awards which would go a long way in ensuring better service delivery for the citizens and good governance in the country. Each District has to choose at least one programme from the identified priority programmes. However, they may choose as many as they can from amongst the identified priority programmes, so that there can be wider participation.