The Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards Highlights: 16 District Magistrates awarded for pioneering change at grassroot level

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Updated:Aug 21, 2019 8:49:36 pm

Excellence in Governance Awards: Every two years, the programme inspires young minds to work towards becoming inspirational individuals by carrying out innovative projects in their areas and helps in spreading the best practices in governance and innovation.

Excellence in Governance Awards, The Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards, Excellence in Governance Awards 2019, Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Ram Vilas PaswanExcellence in Governance Awards 2019: The work by district magistrates which catalyzed positive changes in the lives of people living in India’s hinterland is acknowledged by India’s leading newspaper group.

The Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards Highlights: The biennial awards by the Indian Express group to recognize the best work done by the chief administrators in different districts of the country in the field of governance were presented on Wednesday. The work by district magistrates which catalyzed positive changes in the lives of people living in India’s hinterland was acknowledged by India’s leading newspaper group. The innovative ideas implemented by the DMs in their areas, which positively helped in the welfare of the citizens and governance efficiency in the 688 districts across the country, were eligible for the Excellence In Governance Awards.

The Excellence in Governance Awards ceremony was attended by top ministers from PM Modi’s cabinet including Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways and MSMEs, Ram Vilas Paswan Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and Electronics and IT, Piyush Goyal Union Minister for Railways, Commerce and Industry and Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North East Region, MoS at the PMO, Personal, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space.

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Every two years, the programme inspires young minds to work towards becoming inspirational individuals by carrying out innovative projects in their areas and helps in spreading the best practices in governance and innovation. Innovative plans or schemes, ideas or projects from the fields of Education, Health, Inclusion, Women Development, Child Development, use of Technology, Agriculture, Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Energy and many other categories are eligible for the recognition.

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The Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards Highlights:

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    20:36 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Meet the winners

    Here are the 16 District Magistrates who have won the Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards 2019. 

    20:33 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards ceremony concludes

    Anant Goenka presents a token of appreciation to Union Minister Nitin Gadkari as the ceremony concludes.

    20:30 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Nitin Gadkari on Excellence in Governance Award

    Excellence in Governance Award: Good governance is a key priority of our government and it is related to the future of the country and the role of the District Collector is very important. These Awards by the Express Group are motivating and inspiring for officers. Your award is going to inspire and motivate many officers to do new, innovative things. I am very thankful to Express Group for this initiative, says Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

    20:17 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Excellence in Governance Award: Kartikeya Misra wins in Skill Development category

    Excellence in Governance Award: Kartikeya Misra wins the Excellence in Governance Award in Skill Development category. Under his initiative, the district administration arranged skill enhancement, skill development, job placements and aided private companies in recruitment.

    20:13 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    It is a great motivation factor: Ram Vilas Paswan on Excellence in Governance Award

    Excellence in Governance Award: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan says that this is not just an award, but it is a great motivation factor. 'There is no dearth of knowledge in our officers. We have to use the heart along with the knowledge,' Paswan said. Anant Goenka presents a token of appreciation to Ram Vilas Paswan. 

    20:10 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Dr. A. Sharath wins the Excellence in Governance Award for Education

    Excellence in Governance Award: Dr. A. Sharath wins the Excellence in Governance Award for his work in the Education category. He started Uttejam programme to motivate SSC students and teachers which enhanced their performance.

    20:09 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Ashish Saxena wins the Excellence in Governance Award

    Excellence in Governance Award: Ashish Saxena wins the Excellence in Governance Award for Woman Development category. His campaign brought an end to the reserve dowry system.

    20:07 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Dr. Madhavi Khode Chaware wins Excellence in Governance Award in Child Development category

    Excellence in Governance Award: Dr. Madhavi Khode Chaware wins the Excellence in Governance Award for Child Development category. Her initiative empowered children and sensitized the school authorities about their responsibilities. 

    20:05 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Excellence in Governance Award: Rakesh Kanwar wins in Social Welfare category

    Excellence in Governance Award: Rakesh Kanwar wins the Excellence in Governance Award for Social Welfare category. His idea turned a garbage dumping site into a green nature park with meticulous planning.

    19:51 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: DM is now the meaning of good governance, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: This is a great initiative by the Indian Express group which acknowledges the good work in governance done by the DMs. The District Magistrate is now the meaning of good governance," says Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Anant Goenka gives a token of thanks to Mr Prasad. 

    19:46 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Vivek Yadav for Energy

    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Vivek Yadav wins the Excellence in Governance Award for his initiatives in the Energy category. His idea helped in reducing the power bill of Rs 12,000 per month to Rs 6000-7000. 

    19:43 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: C. R. Kharsan for Inclusive Innovation

    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: C. R. Kharsan wins the Excellence in Governance Award in the Inclusive Innovation category. His initiative gave effective and efficient real-time data which enhanced the co-ordination between beneficiaries and officials. 

    19:41 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Dr. Prashant Bholanath Narnaware for Agriculture

    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Dr. Prashant Bholanath Narnaware wins the Excellence in Governance Award in the Agriculture category.He brought several changes by his initiative and it helped in changing the perception of farmers. 

    19:37 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Tukaram Mundhe in Technology category

    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Tukaram Mundhe wins the Excellence in Governance Award in the Technology Implementation category.By his initiative, the cases of skipping the bus stops reduced by almost 50 percent from 35,000 in 2017. 

    19:35 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Anant Goenka gives momento to Dr Jitendra Singh
    19:33 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Dr Jitendra Singh on role of DMs

    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: The role of District Magistrates from being collectors during the British Raj has undergone a change and in the Modi regime we have started a number of initiatives," says Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh.

    19:31 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards LIVE: Kartikeya Misra in the LW Extremism District category

    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Kartikeya Misra wins the Excellence in Governance Award in the Left Wing Extremism District category. He started FSOC initiative which enabled tribals of 7 hilly villages to get connected with the rest of the country.  

    19:27 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards LIVE: Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary for J&K

    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary win Excellence in Governance Award for Jammu & Kashmir Districts category. He brought connectivity in remote villages. 

    19:24 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards LIVE: Dr. S. Lakhmanan wins for Border Districts

    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Dr. S. Lakhmanan wins Excellence in Governance Award in the Border Districts category. He started implemented the idea of drop-boxes outside offices in all government departments in the Kachhar district. 

    19:22 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards LIVE: Raj Kumar Yadav for NE
    19:20 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards LIVE: Raj Kumar Yadav wins award for his work in North East

    District Magistrate of South Sikkim wins Express Excellence in Governance award for his pioneering work in North East.

    19:14 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Indian Express Excellence in Governance Awards LIVE
    19:13 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Viveck Goenka, Chairman and Managing Director, The Express Group on EIG Awards

    "#EIGAwards is a new vehicle to tell a whole new set of stories. We had more than 240 entries from 84 districts. The #EIGAwards look at 3 things - Ideation, implementation and innovation," Viveck Goenka, Chairman and Managing Director, The Express Group says.

    19:10 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Express Excellence in Governance Awards: Raj Kamal Jha, Editor, Indian Express starts ceremony
    18:58 (IST)21 Aug 2019
    Excellence in Governance Awards LIVE: Union Ministers attend the ceremony

    Ravi Shankar Prasad Union Minister for Law and Justice, Communications and Electronics and IT, and Dr Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Development of North East Region, MoS at the PMO, Personal, Public Grievances and Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space attending the Excellence in Governance Awards.

    This year, 249 entries from 84 districts in 24 states are in the fray to win different awards in 16 categories. District Magistrates submitted detailed reports of their projects and their implementations to a jury headed by R M Lodha, former Chief Justice of India. Other eminent members of the jury include Wajahat Habibullah, former chairperson of the National Commission for Minorities and the first CIC of India; Nirupama Rao, India’s Foreign Secretary from 2009 to 2011 and K M Chandrasekhar, former Cabinet Secretary. KPMG is the knowledge partner for the Excellence in Governance Awards. It conducted a detailed check on the innovation parameters, its impact, implementation and participation of people in all the competing entries. Reporters and editors of The Indian Express then verified the shortlist entries by field visits and an audit and submitted it to the jury which then selected the winners.