Babus to get PM's award for promoting digital payments

PTI
New Delhi, Publish Date: Feb 23 2018 1:25AM | Updated Date: Feb 23 2018 1:25AM
Babus to get PM's award for promoting digital payments

Prime Minister Narendra Modi would award select bureaucrats from across the country for promoting central government's key programmes, including promotion of digital payments, on the occasion of civil services day in April, according to an official statement issued today.

A total of 2,010 applications have been received from various officers for Prime Minister's awards for excellence in public administration, it said.

The civil services day is celebrated on April 21, every year, where bureaucrats rededicate themselves to public service and awards for excellence in public administration are also conferred.

This is preceded by one day event on April 20 where discussions are held on relevant topics of public administration and it is attended by large cross section of civil servants.

Four priority programmes --  Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Promoting Digital Payments, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban & Rural, and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDUGKY) -- have been identified for the awards to be presented on civil services day 2018.

Under the priority programmes category, 2,010 applications have been received from 623 districts across states/ Union territories, the statement from personnel ministry said.

Of the total entries, 453 are for the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, 258 for promoting digital payments, 665 and 412 entries for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana– Urban & Rural respectively, it said.

A total of 222 entries have been received for Deen Dayal Upadhayay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, the statement said. PTI

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