Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration 2020 

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Government of India has instituted a scheme in 2006 namely, “The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration” – to acknowledge, recognise and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by Districts/ Organisations of the Central and State Governments. 

Restructured scheme  

  • The Scheme was restructured in 2014 for recognising the performance of District Collectors in Priority Programs, Innovations and Aspirational Districts. 
  • The Scheme has been restructured again in 2020, to recognise the performance of District Collectors towards economic development of the District. 
  • The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration under the restructured scheme shall be conferred by the Hon’ble Prime Minister on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas – October 31, 2020 at the Statue of Unity, Kevadia, Gujarat. 

2020 Awards 

  • For the year 2020, the scheme for Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration has been comprehensively restructured to recognise the contribution of civil servants in 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 
  • 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 recognised 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 recognise 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 recognise Innovations at National/ State / District level in 3 separate categories. 
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