Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy, Secretary, Department of Posts receives the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Public Administration on Civil Services Day - April 21, 2010, from Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Project Arrow – Transforming India Post, Government of India bags the PM Award for Excellence in Public Administration’ for the year 2008-09.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the fifth Civil Service Day today. He will also give away the 'PM Award for Excellence in Public Administration’ for the year 2008-09. Nine outstanding initiatives in three categories – individual, group and organization – have been selected for the award. Of these the ones in the individual category are: (i) Removal of Encroachments of Structures of Different Religions – Maintaining of Communal Harmony (Madhya Pradesh) (ii) Involvement of Community under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Naxalite Affected Areas (Madhya Pradesh) (iii) Making medicines affordable(Rajasthan) (iv) River Linking Project at Jalgaon (Maharashtra) and (v) Cervical Cancer Screening Evolving a new methodology – A life saving initiative of Chennai Corporation, Chennai (Tamil Nadu).

In the group category the award will be given to (i) Implementation of the ST and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 (Madhya Pradesh), (ii) Computerization of Paddy Procurement and Public Distribution System (Chattisgarh) and (iii) Integrated Tax Payer Data Management System – A Data Mining Tool, CBDT, Government of India. Project Arrow – Transforming India Post, Government of India bags the award in the organization category.

Under this scheme of awards instituted in 2006, all officers of Central and State Governments individually or as group or as organization are eligible. The award includes a medal, scroll and a cash amount of Rs. 1 lakh. In case of a group, the total award money is Rs. 5 lakh subject to a maximum of Rs. 1 lakh per person. For an organization this is limited to Rs. 5 lakh.

An exhibition showcasing the various award winning initiatives will be put up. Books written by the Civil Servants during the last five years will also be displayed.

This Day is observed by all Civil Services to rededicate and recommit themselves to the cause of the people. It provides a unique opportunity for introspection as also chalking out future strategies to deal with the challenges being posed by the changing times.

Details of the award winners are as under:

Sl No

Category

Name of the Project

Details of nominees

1.

Individual

Removal of Encroachments of Structures of Different Religions-Maintaining Communal Harmony, Madhya Pradesh

Shri Sanjay Dubey,IAS

Chief Executive Officer,

Ex-officio Secretary(P&RD),

Madhya Pradesh Rural Road Development Authority,Bhopal  

 

2.

Individual

Involvement of Community Under National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in Naxalite Affected Areas, MP

Gulshan Bamra,IAS

Collector & District Magistrate,

Jabalpur ( M.P)

 

3.

Individual

Making Medicines Affordable, Rajasthan

Dr. Samit Sharma, IAS, Collector & District Magistrate, Nagore.

 

4.

Individual

River Linking Project at Jalgaon’, Maharashtra

Sh. Vijay Singhal, IAS, Municipal Commissioner, Kolhapur (Maharashtra), KMC, Bhausinghji Road, Shivaji Chowk, Kolhapur.

 

5.

Individual

Cervical Cancer Screening Evolving A New Methodology-A Life Saving Initiatives of Chennai Corporation’, Tamil Nadu

 

Sh. Rajesh Lakhani, IAS, Commissioner, Chennai Corporation, Chennai.

 

6.

Group

(3 Members)

“Computerisation of decentralized paddy procurement and public distribution system in Chhattisgarh.

Dr. Alok Shukla, IAS  JS, Election Commission, Delhi

and Gaurav Dwivedi, IAS, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Raipur.

7.

Group

(5 Members)

Implementation of “The Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006” in MP

Shri O.P. Rawat, 

Vice Chairman,

Navdha Ghati Vikas Pradhikaran and Ex-officio Addl. Chief Secretary, Navdha Valley Development Department,

 

8.

Group

(3 Members)

Integrated Tax Payer Data Management System (ITDMS) – A Data Mining Tool, Government of India

Sh. S.S. Khan,

Member(IT),

CBDT, North Block

New Delhi

 

9.

Organization

Project Arrow-Transforming India Post, Government of India

D/o Posts, M/o Communications & IT,

 

Source : Press Information Bureau