Awards for Excellence in Public Administration’ are instituted to
acknowledge, recognize and reward extraordinary and innovative work done
by Districts/Organizations of the Central and State Governments. There
shall be a maximum of 15 awards under the Priority Programme category
and 2 awards under the Innovation category.
Following priority programmes have been identified for awards under the
1. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY)
2. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY)
3. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY)
4. e – National Agriculture Market (e-NAM)
5. Standup India/ Startup India
In addition to the awards in Priority Programmes, awards shall be given
to organizations of Central/State Government/District for innovations in
Environment Conservation, Disaster Management, Water Conservation,
Energy, Education and Health, Women and Child Centric Initiatives etc.
For the Prime Minister’s Awards 2017 (‘PM Awards’), an innovative and
competitive methodology has been adopted for wider participation.
Districts across the country and Central and State Government
Organisations were motivated to compete under the scheme. The
registration was enabled through an online web portal created by
Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG).
Applications were received from 1st January 2017 to 25th January 2017
through the online portal. There has been an overwhelming participation
of Districts and State and Central Government organisations. 1,515
applications have been received from about 600 districts across States/
UTs under the Priority Programmes category. 830 applications have been
received from organizations of Central/ State Government/District under
the Innovation category. The applications received will be evaluated on
a holistic basis by high level committees at three levels. Shortlisted
candidates shall make presentations and citizen feedback will also be
obtained through a call center. Spot studies will be conducted to verify
implementation of the programme/ initiative. The awards will be
presented on Civil Services Day 2017 to be organised by Department of
Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of
Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.