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PM Narendra Modi to confer awards for excellence in public administration

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will confer the PM’s awards for excellence in public administration to civil servants on April 21.

The awards have been instituted with a view to acknowledge, recognize and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by officers of the Central and State Governments for the welfare of common citizens.

The Civil Services Day function will be organized at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on April 20 and 21 by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

A new category of excellence in implementing a priority programme, which includes Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Swachh Vidyalaya and Soil Health Card Scheme has been added to the Prime Minister’s awards for excellence in public administration.

Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will be the chief guest at the inaugural function on April 20. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Dr. Jitendra Singh will preside over the function.

The inaugural session will be followed by eight panel discussions on the replication of PM awarded initiatives during last year and four priority programmes. These sessions will be chaired by Union Ministers/persons of eminence.

Four sessions on subjects related to women empowerment, channelizing youth energies for Sports, time bound and efficient public service delivery system and the issues of clean and green energy for replication of PM awarded initiatives have been organized.

A total of ten districts will be awarded the Prime Minister’s awards this year under the four priority programmes. These awards will be given in three groups- the first group consists of eight north-eastern states and the three hill states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

The remaining 18 states constitute the second group while the third group comprises of the seven Union Territories. Eight awards will be given to the first and second group under the four priority programmes and two awards will be given for programmes – Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY) and Swachh Vidyalaya for the third group comprising seven Union Territories.(ANI)