Transforming National Awards
In a historical decision the central government has made the nominations for Padma Awards Public, Which means that all citizens can now nominate people whom they think deserve award.
Padma Awards which has always been criticized for being a KHAS ADAMI”™s award from now on will be truly AAM ADAMI Awards. The nomination process all these years used to take place behind closed doors and was mocked for given to those favouring governments and not for real talents.
But the Modi government has taken a tough stand and broke the bad tradition of political interference in nominating Padma Awardees.
“For the first time, government of India is encouraging the people of India to nominate achievers for the Padma Awards.”Simple online nomination encourages and facilitates all Indian citizens to participate, but the nominators would be required to furnish their Aadhaar details for authenticity and accountability” Â sources said.