The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration under the restructured scheme shall be conferred by the Prime Minister on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas – October 31, 2020, at the Statue of Unity, Kevadia, Gujarat.
The scheme for Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration has been comprehensively restructured in 2020 to recognize the contribution of civil servants in the strengthening of:
- Inclusive Development through Credit Flow to the Priority Sector
- Promoting people’s movements – “Jan Bhagidari” through Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban and Gramin) in the District
- Improving Service Delivery and Redressal of Public Grievances
SCOPE OF AWARDS:
The scope of the awards has been expanded to identify areas of overall outcome-oriented performance in the districts across sectors. The contribution of District Collectors would be recognized for implementation of Inclusive Credit Flow to the Priority Sector, promoting people’s movements through Jan Bhagidari and Improving Service Delivery and Redressal of Public Grievances.
Further, the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration seek to recognize the efforts of District level officials in Namami Gange Program.
The award for the Aspirational Districts Program has been revamped to reward the District having the best overall progress under the Scheme following 2 years of implementation.
The Innovations category has traditionally received the highest number of nominations. The scheme has been broad-based to recognize Innovations at National, State, District level in 3 separate categories.
Since then Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances carried out to reach out activities via Video Conferences, call centre and communication from Secretary (AR & PG) to Chief Secretaries, Administrators of all UTs.
The PMs Awards portal was launched by the Union Minister of State for PMO and Personal and Public Grievances Dr Jitendra Singh on July 17, 2020. The last date for registration and filing nominations was extended till August 23td, considering COVID 19 pandemic situation. Almost 702 Districts have registered and participated in the Prime Ministers Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 which is 95%.
Out of this, 678 Districts have chosen District Performance Indicators Program (DPIP). Total 646 applications have received under Innovations Category out of which 104 belongs to Central Government organizations. 193 belongs to State Level innovations and 660 Applications have received for District Level Innovations. Under Namami Gange 48 districts and under Aspirational District program 81 Districts out of 112 have applied.