Nominations for Padma Awards open till Sept. 15, 2020

New Delhi, July 2, 2020: Online nominations/
recommendations for the Padma
Awards to be announced on the occasion
of Republic Day, 2021 have
started from May 1, 2020. The last
date for nominations for Padma
Awards is September 15, 2020. The
nominations/recommendations for
Padma Awards will be received online
only on the Padma Awards portal
https://padmaawards.gov.in .
The Padma Awards, namely, Padma
Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and
Padma Shri, are amongst the highest
civilian awards of the country.
Instituted in 1954, these Awards are
announced on the occasion of the
Republic Day every year.
The award seeks to recognize
‘work of distinction’ and is given for
distinguished and exceptional
achievements/service in all fields/disciplines,
such as, Art, Literature and
Education, Sports, Medicine, Social
Work, Science and Engineering, Public
Affairs, Civil Service, Trade and
Industry etc.
All persons without distinction of
race, occupation, position or sex are
eligible for these Awards.
Government servants including
those working with PSUs, except
Doctors and Scientists, are not eligible
for Padma Awards.
The Government is committed to
transform Padma Awards into “People’s
Padma”. All citizens are therefore
requested to make
nominations/recommendations
including self-nomination.
The nominations/recommendations
should contain all relevant details
specified in the format available on
the Padma Portal, including a citation
in narrative form (maximum 800
words), clearly bringing out the distinguished
and exceptional achievements/
service of the person recommended
in respective field/discipline.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has
requested all Central Ministries/
Departments, States/UT Governments,
Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibhushan
awardees, Institutes of Excellence
that concerted efforts may be
made to identify talented persons
whose excellence and achievements
really deserve to be recognized from
amongst women, weaker sections of
the society, SCs & STs, divyang persons
and who are doing selfless service
to the society.

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