New Delhi: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) again said on Monday that the timeline or last date for the nominations or recommendations for the Padma Awards (Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri) is September 15 and it will be received on the government's portal. on the occasion of Republic Day, 2022, the awards will be announced
In a statement issued, the Home Affairs Ministry said the nominations and recommendations for Padma Awards will be received online only on the Padma Award portal. "The government is committed to transforming Padma Awards into People's Padma. All citizens are requested to identify talented persons whose excellence and achievements really deserve to be recognized from amongst women, schedule castes or schedules tribes, divyang persons and who are doing selfless service to society and make their nominations or recommendations," said the Ministry.
The Padma Awards are one of the greatest civilian honours of India announced every year on the eve of Republic Day. The awards are given in three categories: Padma Vibhushan (for exceptional and distinguished service), Padma Bhushan (distinguished service of higher-order) and Padma Shri (distinguished service). The award seeks to identity achievements in all fields of activities or disciplines where an element of public service is involved.