Nominations for national awards close on 15th September at 1pm. The National Awards Committee opens nominations for this year’s national awards on 16th August.

National awards will be conferred once a year, beginning this year’s Republic Day.

The government will confer two categories of national awards each year – Awards of Honour and Awards of Recognition.

National Awards Committee held their regular meeting today at the President’s Office.

Discussions at the meeting are currently underway on criteria for evaluation of nominees for the awards.

Government authorities and statutory bodies can make nominations for national awards.

Individuals, private companies, non-government organisations can also nominate others or themselves for national awards.

Nomination forms are available from the President’s Office during office hours, and can also be downloaded from the President’s Office website,