About Us

About Us

1. Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence and innovation in Governance and Public Service Delivery has been introduced since the year 2012-13 to recognize the extraordinary and innovative work done by the employees of State Government and its Undertakings.

2. The above subject is dealt in Administrative Reforms Cell of GA&PG Department.

3. After the nominations are received for the Award, these are placed before an Autonomous body called the Expert Committee, for shortlisting the nominations and recommending the same to the Empowered Committee for final recommendation to Government, for the Awards.

4. The Empowered Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary also examines the projects recommended by the Expert Committee and make final recommendation to Government for the Awards.

5. Hon’ble Chief Minister, Odisha presents the Awards in a ceremonial function.

The Award

Government of Odisha have decided to introduce “Chief Minister’s Award for excellence in Public Administration” to recognize the extraordinary and innovative work done by the officers of the State Government (excluding AIS officers).

Objective of the Scheme

The Scheme is envisaged to acknowledge the outstanding and exemplary performance of the State civil servants in the following areas.

  • Implementation of innovative scheme/projects;
  • Bringing in perceptible systemic changes and building up institutions;
  • Making public delivery systems efficient and corruption free
  • Showing innovation and adaptation to meet the stakeholders’ requirements
  • Extraordinary performance in emergent situations like floods, earthquake etc.
  • Setting high standards of services and continued improvement, showing high leadership qualities and improving employee motivation etc

Scope of the Scheme

All officers of State Government individually or as group or as organization are eligible to be considered for the awards.

Details of Award

The Award will comprise the following:

  1. A medal
  2. A scroll, and
  3. Cash award of 1lakh. In case of a group of officials total award money for that group will be 5lakhs subject to a maximum of 1lakh per person. The amount for an organization will be upto a limit of 5 lakhs.


  • Nomination of an individual or a group of officers or an organization can be made by State Government/Non-Governmental Organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Nominations must be accompanied by details of work done by each individual, innovative methods used for improving service delivery, period and circumstances in which the job was done and initiative taken by the officers concerned.
  • Innovations must be sustainable and result in permanent improvements in service delivery.


    The preliminary shortlisting of nominations will be done by an Expert Committee. The Expert Committee will scrutinize the nominations, made field visits, organize spot studies and make recommendation to the Government.