Online nominations/recommendations for the padma awards (Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri) to be announced on Republic Day, 2022 is on. The last date for sending in the nominations is September 15, 2021. The nominations/recommendations will be received online only on the padma awards portal https://padmaawards.gov.in.
Instituted in 1954, these awards are announced on the occasion of the Republic Day every year. 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 padma awards. The Government is committed to transform padma awards into “People’s Padma”. Citizens are therefore requested to make nominations/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/recommendations should contain all relevant details specified in the format available on the above mentioned padma portal, including a citation in narrative form (maximum 800 words), clearly bringing out the distinguished and exceptional achievements/service of the person recommended in her/his respective field/discipline.