UDAN Scheme Awarded For Excellence In Public Administration 2020

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On the occasion of ‘Civil Services Day’, the Civil Aviation Ministry's flagship scheme UDAN has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration-2020 under the category 'Innovation (General) - Central'. 

The award was given away by Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia to the UDAN team. The award consists of a trophy, scroll and an incentive of 10 lakh rupees. This year, 16 awards were given out which recognized the exemplary work done by public administrators in five priority programs.

The award was initiated in 2006 and is given to recognize the work done by districts and organizations in Public administration. This scheme emphasizes good governance, qualitative achievements, and last-mile connectivity rather than only on achievement of quantitative targets. 

The Scheme has been revamped with a new approach in 2021 with the objective to encourage Constructive Competition, Innovation, Replication and Institutionalisation of Best Practices. Under this approach, the emphasis would be on good governance, qualitative achievement and last-mile connectivity, rather than only on the achievement of quantitative targets.

PM Modi released some e-books on priority programmes and the success stories of such programmes.

   Important points for the exam:

  • Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration-2020 was won by the ‘UDAN scheme’ - a flagship scheme of the Civil Aviation Ministry - under the 'Innovation (General) - Central' category.
  • The event was organized by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and the award consists of a trophy, scroll and an incentive of 10 lakh rupees.
  • The award was initiated in 2006 to recognize the work done by the districts/implementing units and central/state organisations for the welfare of common citizens.
  • With the objective to develop the regional aviation market, Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) scheme was launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

   Facts to know:

  • Union Civil Aviation Minister: Mr.Jyotiraditya Scindia.
  • Civil Services Day: 21st April.
  • Krishi Udan scheme was launched in August 2020.
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