New Delhi, January 16, 2024.

Government has launched the Scheme for Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2023 designed to acknowledge, recognize, reward exemplary work done by civil servants across the country. For the year 2023, the Scheme for Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration has been revised to recognize the contribution of civil servants in the holistic development of Districts under the following schemes:

Category 1: Holistic Development of Districts under 12 Priority Sector Programs, in this category 10 awards would be conferred.

Category 2: Innovations for Central Ministries/ Departments, States, Districts, under this category 6 awards would be conferred.

The Registration on the PM’s Awards web portal commenced on 3 January 2024 for registration and submission of nominations. The last date for submission of nominations will be 31 January 2024.

To encourage broader participation in the Scheme, the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances has undertaken an outreach campaign and held a series of outreach meetings with Central Ministries/ Departments, State Governments and District Collectors and advised them to submit nominations on the web portal for PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2023 on https://pmawards.gov.in

The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2023 shall consist of a trophy, a scroll and an incentive of Rs. 20 lac to the awarded District/ Organization to be utilized for implementation of project/ program or bridging the resource gap in any area of public welfare.

In the years 2019-2023, Government has conferred 62 Awards under the Scheme Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration. Under the 2022 Scheme, 743 District Collectors submitted 2,520 nominations of which 15 nominations were conferred with PM’s Awards. The PM’s Awards are conferred by the Prime Minister of India on Civil Services Day.

The Award winning nominations are presented in a national fora under the “Abhinav Pahal” television series on Sansad TV, in the monthly National Good Governance Webinar Series and in Regional Conferences for Good Governance for replication good governance practices held in State capitals.