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PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2020

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PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2020

Context:

Revamped PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration has been launched.

Highlights:

  1. The Scheme has been revamped to recognize the performance of the District Collectors towards outcome indicators, economic development, peoples’ participation and redressal of public grievances.
  2. Nominations have been called in four major categories – District Performance Indicators Programme, Innovation General Category, Aspirational Districts Program and Namami Gange Program.
  3. The scheme for the very first time seeks to recognize the efforts of District level officials in the Namami Gange Programme. Under this award category, one award shall be given to a district out of the 57 notified District Ganga Committees under the Namami Gange Programme.

Background:

The Government of India instituted “The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration” in the year 2006 to acknowledge, recognize and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by Districts/ Organizations of the Central and State Governments.

  • The Scheme was restructured in 2014 for recognizing the performance of District Collectors in Priority Programmes, Innovations and Aspirational Districts and was further restructured in 2020 to recognize the performance of District Collectors towards economic development of the District.

Now, For the year 2020, the scope of the awards has been expanded to identify areas of overall outcome-oriented performance in the districts across sectors. 

InstaLinks:

Prelims Link:

  1. When PM’s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration was launched?
  2. Eligibility?
  3. Recent changes.
  4. What is Namami Gange?
  5. Who heads district Ganga committees?

Mains Link:

Write a note on Namami Gange programme.

Sources: pib.