Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nominations invited for PM’s Awards to be presented next year; who qualifies?

AFTER the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration, 2011-12 were presented last month where almost every award-winner belonged to IAS, a number of Group A service officers protested by writing anonymous letters to BoI. One wrote, “Why can’t Civil Services Day be called IAS Day?” Actually, the award is open to “officers of civil services from state, Central government including local bodies, panchayats and zilla parishads”, according to the advertisement…
given by department of administrative reforms and public grievances when it has asked for nomination for the 2012-13 edition. The last date of nomination for it is July 16, 2013 and the awards will be presented on April 21 next year.
Who can get those prestigious awards? According to the Request for Nomination form, the awards could be for:
a) Implementation of innovative schemes/projects.
b) Bringing perceptible systemic changes and building up institutions.
c) Making public delivery systems efficient and corruption free.
d) Showing innovation and adaptation to meet stakeholders’ requirements.
e) Extraordinary performance in emergent situations like floods, earthquake etc.
f) Setting high standards of services and continued improvement, showing high leadership qualities and improving employee motivation etc.
The categories under which the nomination can be given:
a) Officer of Central/State Government – Individually
b) Officers of Central/State Government – As a group
c) Organization
The government has however made it clear that self-nominations, nominations that are not of serving civil servants and also nominations of organizations not involving serving civil servants would be rejected.
Also, printed booklets, video films, supplementary material on CDs, press clippings, photographs, reference letters, photo copies of certificates etc. should not be attached with the nomination. Only references to them need be mentioned. These would be reviewed, if required, at a later date.  
Any query?
You can contact
Director (AR)
Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances
Sardar Patel Bhavan,
5th Floor, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Phone: 011-2336 0369
Fax:       011-2374 2133
Mail: ritika.bhatia@nic.in

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