PM’s Excellence Award

On January 3, 2022, the Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh launched a web portal for the PM Excellence Award registration.

About PM Excellence Award

The selection process of the award has undergone several changes since 2014. In 2022, the award is institutionalized based on performance of the district and not on the performance of the collector. Output and results are prioritized. Also, the award is to be institutionalized based on the scale of implementation of schemes. The total number of Prime Minister Awards for Excellence in Public Administration is 18. Basically, the award acknowledges, and recognizes the innovative works done by central and state government officers. The evaluation parameters of the award are changed every year. The award is presented by the Prime Minister.

Prize Money

In 2022, the prize money of the PM Excellence Award has been doubled. It has been increased from 10 lakh rupees to 20 lakh rupees. The prize money shall be utilized to bridge resource gaps and implement projects. Apart from prize money. the award will also consist of a scroll and a trophy. Also, a certificate of recognition will be placed in APAR of the collector. APAR is the Annual Performance Assessment Report.

What are parameters recognized by the award?

In 2022, all district collectors should register for the award compulsorily. The award is to recognize the contribution of civil servants in innovation, end – to – end delivery of services, holistic development in one – district – one – product scheme, good governance in PM SVANidhi scheme, digital payments, promoting wellness through Khelo India and promoting people participation in Poshan Abhiyan.

Evaluation Process of the award

Short listing by the screening committee, expert committee evaluation and recommendation by an empowered committee. The Prime Minister shall then approve the name based on the recommendations made by the empowered committee.

Evaluation period

1st April 2019 to December 31, 2021

Inclusions in the application

Quality control, Outcomes, governance and activities covering the production stage.

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