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UN Public Service Award 2013 for MP Cottage and Village Industry Department

May 17, 2013 15:56 IST

Cottage and Village Industry Department of the Madhya Pradesh Government on 16 May 2013 bagged United Nations Public Service Award for year 2013 for their initiative named Graamin Haat. The United Nations honours outstanding public welfare works at international level under different categories every year.

The Cottage and Village Industry Department of Madhya Pradesh was successful in winning the honour of United Nations for their initiative of Graamin Haat. The initiative of Graamin Haat was started in the state with the aim of strengthening and empowering the women's self-help groups. The initiative has helped the self help group in becoming more self-reliant economically and ensured participation of women in social decisions.

The award will be presented to Kanchan Jain, the Principal Secretary of the Cottage and Village Industry Department of Madhya Pradesh on 27 June 2013 in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Apart from Graamin Haat other Indian initiatives those were recognized and won award include



Chief Ministers Office

Mass Contact Programme (MCP)

District Administration, Dhanbad


United Nations Public Service Award for year 2013

The United Nations Public Service Forum Day and Awards ceremony will take place in Manama, the Kingdom of Bahrain, from 24 to 27 June 2013 with its theme, Transformative e-Government and Innovation: Creating a Better Future for All.

The Forum is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) in partnership with the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), in collaboration with the hosting Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The United Nations Public Service Awards 2013 will be given in three different categories and they are
Category 1 – Preventing and Combating Corruption in the Public Service
Category 2 – Improving the Delivery of Public Services
Category3 – Fostering participation in public policy decision making through innovative mechanisms
Category 4 – Promoting whole-of-government approaches in the Information Age
Category 5 – Promoting Gender- Responsive Deliveries of Public Services

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