Online nominations and recommendations for the Padma Awards 2024 , which will be announced on Republic Day, 2024, will be accepted until 15 September. The Padma Awards nominations and recommendations will be received online on the Rashtriya Puraskar Portal (https://awards.gov.in).Online nominations were opened on 1st May 2023.
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 government is committed to renaming the Padma Awards “People’s Padma.” As a result, all citizens are encouraged to make nominations and recommendations, including self-nomination.
The award seeks to recognize ‘work of distinction’ and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements or service in all fields 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 and recommendations, including self nomination. 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.
The nominations and recommendations should contain all relevant details specified in the format available on the above said Portal, including a citation in narrative form (maximum 800 words), clearly highlighting the person recommender’s distinguished and exceptional achievements and service in her/his respective field and discipline.