At the 16th Civil Services Day Celebration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi awarded the Excellence in Public Administration-2022 award to the PM Gati Shakti national master plan in the ‘Innovation (Central)’ category. The plan was launched in October 2021 to reduce logistics costs and streamline critical infrastructure projects. The award recognizes the innovative approach of the plan towards improving the country’s infrastructure and its impact on public administration.
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Modi highlighted the importance of utilizing the single platform that consolidates all infrastructure-related data to better plan and execute projects, especially in the social sector.
He added that PM Gati Shakti would help identify citizens’ needs, tackle education challenges, and enhance communication between departments, districts, and blocks, leading to the development of future strategies.
About PM GatiShakti:
PM GatiShakti is a national master plan launched by the Indian government in October 2021. The plan aims to streamline critical infrastructure projects, including roads, railways, ports, airports, and telecom, and reduce logistics costs.
The master plan consolidates all infrastructure-related data into a single platform to facilitate better planning and execution. The plan intends to contribute to the development of future strategies by improving communication between departments, districts, and blocks, and identifying citizens’ needs. Over 30 central ministries or departments, including infrastructure, economic and social sector line ministries, and all 36 states and union territories, have joined the national master plan. The plan received the Excellence in Public Administration-2022 award in the ‘Innovation (Central)’ category at the 16th Civil Services Day Celebration.
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