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ONLINE NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR PADMA AWARDS

ONLINE NOMINATIONS INVITED FOR PADMA AWARDS

Context

Online nominations/recommendations for the Padma Awards to be announced on the occasion of Republic Day, 2022 are open.

Details

  • Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, are amongst the highest civilian awards of the country.
  • The Government is committed to transform the Padma Awards into “People’s Padma”.
  • Padma Awards are announced annually on the Republic Day (26th January).
  • Padma Vibhushan is highest in the hierarchy of Padma Awards followed by Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.
  • 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 the Padma Awards.

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