Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2022

  • IASbaba
  • December 9, 2022
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Context: The Government of India has approved the Scheme for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration, 2022. The awards are scheduled to be distributed during the celebration of Civil Services Day, 2023 in Vigyan Bhawan on 21st April, 2023.

About Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration:

  • PM Awards for Excellence in Public Administration has been initiated with a view to acknowledge the outstanding and creative work done by Districts/implementing units and Central/State organizations for the welfare of citizens.
  • Outstanding work done in the five identified priority programmes was awarded on Civil Services Day 2022:
    • Promoting “Jan Bhagidari” or People’s Participation in Poshan Abhiyan.
    • Promoting excellence in sports and wellness through the Khelo India scheme.
    • Digital payments and Good Governance in PM SVANidhi Yojana.
    • Holistic Development through One District One Product scheme.
    • Seamless, End-to-End Delivery of Services without Human Intervention.

About National Civil Service Day:

  • 21st April is celebrated as the National Civil Service Day as it marks the anniversary (21st April 1947) of the historic address given by the country’s 1st home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to the newly appointed administrative services officers.
  • During the Speech, Sardar Patel had referred to the newly-appointed civil servants as the “steel frame of India”.
  • Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel is regarded as the ‘Father of all-India Services’.
  • The country’s first National Civil Service Day event was organised on 21st April 2006 in New Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan. Since then, this function has become an annual affair that celebrates the contributions of civil servants to the country’s development.
  • On this day, Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration are awarded “to acknowledge, recognize and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by Districts/ Organizations of the Central and State Governments”.

Source: PIB


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