PM MODI TO GIVE AWAY AWARDS TO CIVIL SERVANTS ON 10TH CIVIL SERVICES DAY FUNCTION ON 21ST APRIL AT VIGYAN BHAVAN
New Delhi:The 10th Civil Services Day function will be organised at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on April 21, 2016 by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pension. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will confer awards to civil servants for excellence in implementation of Priority Programmes of the Government of India namely Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin), Swachh Vidyalaya and Soil Health Card Scheme. This is for the first time a new category of Excellence in implementing a Priority Programme has been added to the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration.
A total of ten districts will be awarded the Prime Minister’s Awards this year under the four Priority Programmes. These awards 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 Progammes. However, no award will be given for two Programmes, – Swachh Bharat (Grameen) and Soil Health Card for the Group comprising seven Union Territories.