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Public Administration Awards on Civil Services Day
Apr 22, 2015

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi conferred the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration for the years 2012–13 and 2013-14 to outstanding initiatives in Public Administration on the Ninth Civil Services Day which was held in New Delhi on April 21.

  • A number of outstanding initiatives in Public Administration in three categories–Individual, Team and Organisation—have been selected for the award for the year 2012-13 and 2013-14, from across the country.

  • Under this scheme of awards all officers of Central and State governments, individually or as a Team or as an Organisation are eligible.

  • The award includes a medal, scroll and a cash amount of Rs.1 lakh.

  • In case of a team, the total award money is Rs.5 lakh subject to a maximum of Rs.1 lakh per person.

  • For an organisation, this is limited to Rs. 5 lakh.

  • The Civil Services Day this year was focused on Minimum Government, Maximum Governance with specific sectoral emphasis on Social Sector, Housing, Employment & Skill Development and Agriculture.

  • A number of eminent speakers in the respective fields deliberated on these issues of contemporary relevance and seek to address the challenges before the Civil Services in India and re-inventing government for efficient service delivery.

  • A book on Best Practice–Tomorrow is Here was also be released by the Prime Minister.

This Day is being observed by all Civil Services to rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people, since 2006. It provides a unique opportunity for introspection as also for working out future strategies to deal with the challenges being posed by the ever changing times.


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