Important Facts About India's Padma Awards, Nominations Open
Padma Awards are the highest
civilian honour given to Indian citizens for excellence or exceptional
achievements in various fields and disciplines.
It includes-Art, Literature and Education, Sports Medicine, Social Work, Science, Engineering, Public Affairs, Civil Service, Trade and Industry.
Who are eligible to be nominated?
All citizens irrespective of caste, creed, sex or occupation. Government employees working in Public Sector Undertakings except doctors and scientists are not eligible.
Who can nominate for Padma Awards?
State Governments, Central Ministries, Union territories can nominate talented persons for the awards. All citizens can make nominations including self nomination.
Where can I make the nominations?
The nominations shall be received only online on the Padma portal www.padmaawards.gov.in More details of the awards are available under the section 'Awards and Medals' on the website of Ministry of Home Affairs. (www.mha.gov.in).Last date for nominations is September 15, 2019.
When are the Padma Awards announced/presented?
Padma Awards are announced on the occasion of Republic Day, January 26.