The Padma Awards, namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, are amongst the highest civilian awards of the country. Instituted in 1954, these awards are announced on the occasion of the Republic Day every year. The award seeks to recognize ‘work of any distinction’ and is given for distinguished and exceptional achievements/service in all fields/disciplines, such as, Art, Literature and Education, Sports, Medicine, Social Work, Science and Engineering, Public Affairs, Civil Service, Trade and Industry etc.

Recommendations / nominations are being invited for Padma Awards 2014. The Recommendations / nominations should be made in the prescribed proforma alongwith a citation in form of a write up in narrative form indicating distinctions / achievements obtained in the concerned field of activity. It should be in a maximum of two pages containing not more than 800 words. The Nomination should be sent by Post and also by e-mail. All relevant columns of the proforma are also expected to be completed in all respects. Recommendations / nominations received without the filled up proforma and citation (maximum in 2 pages containing not more than 800 words) will not be considered.

The last date for receipt of the recommendations for Padma Awards in this Ministry is October 15, 2013. Recommendation received after it will not be considered.

The address for correspondence is as mentioned below:

For sending nomination by Post

The Home Minister / The Home Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
North Block,
New Delhi-110001.

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For sending nomination via e-mail: