A number of innovative innitiatives taken by the field officials are not received adequate recognition. Unfortunately in our conventional system of performance appraisal, field officer who have crafted and implemented such innovative initiative are not receiving due recognition for their excellance in governance and delivery of public service. So government have decided to instutionalize a system for recognizing and rewarding to promote excellance and innovation in governance and delivery of public service through a scheme. The name of the scheme has been designated as "Chief Minister's award for Excellance and Innovation in Governance and Public Service Delivery". The scheme has been introduced from the year 2012-13 onwards. The award is given to the officers of state government either Individually or as a Group or as Organization.