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Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate a two-day function to mark Civil Services Day here tomorrow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will confer awards for excellence in public administration to districts, implementing units and other central or state organisations on April 21 for effective implementation of identified priority programmes and innovation. The Prime Minister's Awards for Excellence in Public Administration have been instituted with a view to acknowledge, recognise and reward the extraordinary and innovative work done by government organisations for the welfare of common citizen. For the awards to be given on Civil Services Day on April 21, five priority programme have been identified, namely Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, Deendayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Start Up India/Stand Up India and e-National Agriculture Market (e- NAM). The awards will also be considered for the innovative work done by the central or state government organisations in defined themes i.
E environment conservation, disaster management, water conservation, energy, education, health, women and child centric initiatives etc, a press release issued today by Personnel Ministry said. A total of 10 districts or organisations will be awarded the Prime Minister's awards this year under the five priority programmes. These awards will be given in three groups -- the first group consists of eight northeastern states and the three hill states of Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, the second group comprises seven Union Territories and the remaining 18 states constitute the third group. In addition, two awards will be given to central or state organisations under innovation category, the release said. The inaugural session tomorrow will be followed by a plenary session on the topic 'Creating value through Human Capital Management in Government', chaired by Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh. Three breakaway sessions on subjects related to agriculture, energy and skill development and entrepreneurship will also be organised.