Vice President to inaugurate Civil Services Day function
New Delhi-The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is organizing a 2-day Civil Services Day function here on April 20- 21, 2018. The Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the Chief Guest at the inaugural function. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will confer the Awards for Excellence in Public Administration for effective implementation of identified Priority Programmes and Innovation to districts/ implementing units and other Central/ State organisations on April 21, 2018.
PM Awards for Excellence in Public Administration have been instituted with a view to recognize the extraordinary and innovative work done by Districts & Organizations of the Central and State Governments for the welfare of common citizen.
Following four priority programmes have been identified for the awards to be presented on Civil Services Day 2018:
- Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana,
- Promoting Digital Payments,
- Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban & Rural, and
- Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana.
In addition there are awards for Innovation for Central, State organisations including Districts.
11 awards for 4 identified Priority Programmes will be given this year while two awards shall be given to organizations of Central/ State Government/Districts for innovations out of which one award will be given to an Aspirational District.
A new category of awards for Additional Secretary/ Joint Secretary level officers and Director/ Deputy Secretary serving in Government of India has also been introduced this year to recognize their contribution towards bringing about transformational improvements in processes/systems through simplification and process re-engineering, etc.
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh will preside over the function.
Parshottam Rupala, Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers Welfare and Panchayati Raj will chair the Session on Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana while Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Change), Housing &Urban Affairs will chair the session on Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines will chair the session on Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gramin Kaushalya Yojana and Aruna Sundararajan, Secretary Telecom will chair the session on Promoting Digital Payments.