The Prime Minister‟s Awards for Excellence in Public Administration Scheme recognise innovations at Central, State and District level by officers from all Central Services, as well as from the State Service officers. Nominations can be submitted by Heads of Departments/ District Collectors/ Central and State Governments under the innovation category. In this category, awards shall be given to Organizations of Central Government, State Governments and Districts for various innovations like innovations in environment conservation, water conservation, energy, education, health, women & child centric initiatives, sustainable farming (Organic/Natural farming etc.), promoting livelihoods, boosting economy, improving governance, Ease of Doing Business, Faceless Delivery of Public Services, Promoting Digital Payments, Disposal of Public Grievances etc. This is just an illustrative list and innovations in any field of administration are eligible for the Awards.
There will be 8 Awards in this category; two awards each for Central level, State level and 4 awards for District level initiatives respectively for its demonstration of innovation which is sustainable and can be replicated.