Chandigarh bags PM’s Award for Excellence at the 10th Civil Services Day.
Chandigarh, 21st April, 2016: Chandigarh has been conferred with the coveted Prime Minister Award for excellence in Public Administration among ‘UT Category’ Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. This award was bestowed upon Sh. Ajit Balaji J0shi, IAS, Deputy Commissioner of Chandigarh by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Sh. Narendra Modi at a glittering ceremony held in New Delhi today on the occasion of Civil Services Day. The PM Awards for Excellence in Public Administration have been instituted with a view to acknowledge, recognize and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by officers of the Central and State Governments for the welfare of common citizen.
A new category of Excellence in implementing a Priority Programme which includes Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen), Swachh Vidyalaya and Soil Health Card Scheme has been added to the Prime Ministers Awards for Excellence in Public Administration. Under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY), Chandigarh was conferred with an award for exemplary work showcased by the Union Territory.