Bureaucrats from both the Centre and states will be conferred Prime Minister's award for excellence in implementing NDA government's priority programmes like 'Swachh Bharat Mission' and 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana'.
The awards will be presented to the officers on April 21, observed as Civil Services' Day, for their contribution to effective implementation of the government's key initiatives.
The central government usually gives away "Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Administration" on the Civil Services Day. The award, which carries a citation and cash prize, is to recognise and reward the extraordinary and innovative works done by officers of the central and state governments. All officers of central and state governments, individually or as a group or as organisations are eligible for consideration.
However, from this year onwards, the civil servants will get Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Implementation of Priority Programme–Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Gramin), Swachh Vidyalaya, Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana and Soil Health Card.
Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh said it is necessary to encourage bureaucrats doing good work as the effective implementation of the government's key initiatives by them is essential for good governance.