Gfiles Governance Awards 2014, INDIA

Gfiles governance awards will motivate indian bureaucrats to do good governance in the days to come in a better and dedicated way to ameliorate the condition of the poorest in the country.
 
 
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Dec. 15, 2014 - PRLog -- New Delhi: Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh wants to cut down delay in execution of projects and eradication of corruption in Government.

“Once something is decided by the ministers, it must be implemented by the bureaucrats,” General Singh, who also holds independent charge of Statics and Programme implementation ministry, said during gfiles governance awards 2014 function here at Civil Services Officers’ Institute here on Saturday.

To drive home the point, he cited the example of how he got into election fray from Ghaziabad parliamentary constituency in May this year. “I did not want to contest but when Narendra Modi told me it was decided, there was no looking back.”

General Singh honoured former Delhi Police Commissioner Ved Marwah and eight other civil servants with gfiles governance awards 2014 for the exemplary work they have put in their respective domains.

Marwah was conferred Lifetime Achievement Award while the others bagged Exceptional Contribution Awards and Excellent Contribution Awards in the glittering function attended by prominent politicians, civil servants, judges, diplomats and journalists.

High Commissioner Papua New Guinea Tarcisius Eri, Chairman NTPC Arup Roy Choudhary, Chairman HAL R K Tyagi and Chairman SAIL C S Verma, former Delhi BJP Ministers Jagdish Mukhi and Nand Kishore Garg were among those in attendance.

The award ceremony, third consecutive in last three years, coincided with gfiles’ seventh anniversary. The monthly emerged as a brain-child of Former India Today Editor, Inderjit Badhwar, Senior Journalist Anil Tyagi, and well-known financial expert Dr. G.S.Sood.

The awardees were finalised by a high-powered four member jury comprising former Cabinet Secretary Prabhat Kumar, former Chief Secretary of Haryana Vishnu Bhagwan, former Power Secretary Anil Razdan and former Special Secretary (Internal Security) M.B. Kaushal.

Marwah was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award for setting highest standards of leadership and governance in internal security domain.

Amitabh Kumar, an alumnus of Delhi University and 1987-batch IRS officer, was given Exceptional Contribution Award for introducing several innovative schemes in the field of tax administration.

Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, a 2009-batch IAS of Jammu & Kashmir cadre, was presented Exceptional Contribution Award for ensuring socio-economic betterment of people in remote areas of Jammu & Kashmir.

Dr. Shrikar Pardeshi, a 2001-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, on the other hand, was honoured with the Exceptional Contribution award for his outstanding contribution to e-registration of properties thus bringing about transparency and speed in realty deals in Maharashtra.

K N Kumar, a 1987-batch lAS of Assam-Meghalaya cadre, got the Exceptional Contribution Award for making Meghalaya self-sufficient in production of fish and adding to the state GDP.

Pratibha Singh, a 1994-batch IFS officer, was conferred the Excellence Contribution award for her remarkable efforts in conservation of wildlife and environment.

Dr K M Abraham, a 1982-batch IAS officer of Kerala cadre, received an Excellent Contribution Award for protecting the interests of millions of investors while serving as a member of SEBI.

Rinkesh Roy, a 1992-batch officer of Indian Railway Traffic Services, who is credited with significantly increasing efficiency and freight loading capacity of Indian Railways, received Excellent Contribution Award.

Balvinder Kumar, a 1981-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, was honoured with Excellent Contribution Award for steering Noida Authority through a grave land acquisition crisis in July 2011.

gfiles Editor Anil Tyagi said in his address that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had vindicated his publication’s stand that good and accountable governance was a prerequisite for development. Tyagi hoped the felicitation would lead to replication of best practices innovated by the awardees.

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