Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented awards on the occasion of Civil Services Day 2018.
- Government of India presents awards under the priority programmes viz. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) , Deendayal Upadhyay Kaushalya Yojana (DDUKY), Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), and Digital Payments.
- This year (2018) this year four priority programmes have been chosen for PM awards. These include Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, Promoting Digital Payments, Pradhan MantriAwas Yojana – Urban & Rural, and Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana.
Prime Minister presented 15 awards to the winners in various categories.
Under the priority programme, Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana, District West Tripura (Tripura) was awarded under NE & Hill States category and Beed (Maharashtra) was awarded under Other States category.
Under ‘Promoting Digital Payments’ Programme, Bishnupur (Manipur) was given award under NE & Hill States category, Daman (Daman & Diu) was awarded under Union Territory and Sonipat (Haryana) was awarded under Other States category.
Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Gramin), Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh was awarded under NE & Hill States and Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh given award under Other States category.
For Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), Puducherry ULB (Puducherry) was awarded under UT category and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (Telangana) was awarded under Other States category.
For Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, Dhemji (Assam) and Karimnagar (Telangana) were given awards under NE & Hill states and Other states categories respectively.
Under awards for Innovation, District Administration Banka of Bihar was awarded for initiative Unnayan Banka – Reinventign Education using Technology and Team GST, Department of Revenue (GoI) was awarded for their initiative GST – One Nation, One Tax , One Market.
Under innovation (AS/JS & Dir/DS category), Team India represented by Shri Shailendra Singh, AS & Shri Ravinder, JS, DIPP (GoI) was awarded for initiative Ease of Doing Business in India and Shri Yugal Kishore Joshi, Director, Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation (GoI) was presented award for Information, Education & Communication of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin).