The United Nations Public Service Award is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.
The United Nations Public Service Day Awards Ceremony was held in Barcelona, Spain between 21 and 23 June 2010.
This year’s finalists were S. Korea and India:
Points to be noted:
∙ There has been no mention of this first ever achievement of its kind by a State in India, either in the print or electronic media: an award for improving Transparency, Accountability & Responsiveness in Public Service.
∙ The Gujarat government was endowed with an award last year too for a drinking water supply programme and user level water quality.
∙ It is not surprising that the Media has missed this completely, it is perhaps too busy concentrating on its rhetoric of the “Non-secular Modi-led Gujarat government”.
Images: From pdf documents issued by the United Nations Public Administration Programme (UNPAN)
More information can be found on: UNPAN (United Nations Public Service Awards page)
Other source: Wikipedia