The Government of India has approved the Scheme for the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration, 2022. The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration has been designed to acknowledge, recognize and reward exemplary work done by civil servants across the country. For the year 2022, the Scheme for Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration aims to recognize the contribution of civil servants in the following areas:
- Promoting Swachh Jal (Clean Jal) through Har Ghar Jal Yojana
- Promoting Swasth Bharat (Healthy Bharat) through Health & Wellness Centres
- Promoting quality education with an equitable and inclusive classroom environment through Samagra Shiksha.
- Holistic Development through Aspirational District Program – overall progress with special focus on saturation approach.
The PM’s Awards portal was launched by Dr. Jitendra Singh, MOS(PP) on 3rd October, 2022. The registration on the PM’s Awards web portal – https://pmawards.gov.in/login commenced on 3rd October,2022. The portal for registration and submission nomination was operational from 3rd October, 2022 to 28th November, 2022. Considering the requirement of data to be uploaded by the applicants and the requests received from various Districts, States and Ministries/Departments, the last date for registration and submission of application forms was extended from 28th November, 2022 to 6th December, 2022.
743 districts have registered and participated in the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration, 2022, which is 97% of the total districts in the country. 1159 nominations were received under Innovations Category, including 116 from Central Government organizations, 256 from State Level innovations and 787 from from District Collectors. Under the priority sector programs, 408 nominations were received under Samagra Shiksha, 413 nominations received under Har Ghar Jal Yojana, 444 nominations received under Health & Wellness Centres and 96 nominations were received under Aspirational District Program. In all, 2520 nominations have been received 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.