The Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar 2022-23 ,the most prestigious award offered by the Indian government for “achievements in implementing the official language” was presented at the Hindi Diwas Samaroh 2023.This prestigious award ceremony was part of the 3rd All-India Official Language Conference (Akhil Bharatiya Rajbhasha Sammelan) took place at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi, Pune, Maharashtra, from September 14-15.
i.Organized and Presented Annually by: Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
iii.Key Attendees: Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha, Shri Harivansh Narayan Singh; Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Ajay Kumar Mishra; Minister of State for MSME, Shri Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma; Minister of State for Health, Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar and others.
iv.These awards acknowledge and applaud outstanding efforts in the implementation of the Official Language Policy across various categories, including ‘A,’ ‘B,’ and ‘C’ of Government of India Boards, Autonomous Bodies, Societies, Nationalized Banks, Financial Institutions, and more.
v.The award ceremony coincided with the Third All-India Official Language Conference, Pune, Maharashtra.
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare Receives First Prestigious Raj Bhasha Kirti Puraskar, 2022-23
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare(DoPPW) gets the Prestigious First Raj Bhasha Kirti Puraskar, 2022-23. This marks the 2nd consecutive year where DoPPW has been recognized as the best performing department in the category of Ministries/Departments with less than 300 employees.
- Received by: Shri Sanjiv Narain Mathur, Additional Secretary (Pension), received the award on behalf of DoPPW.
- DoPPW is functioning under the leadership of Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.
- If a Ministry/Department gets first prize consecutively for two years then that Ministry/Department will not be awarded the third time, instead some other Ministry/Department will be given an opportunity.
PFC Receives ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar’ for Outstanding Performance in Implementation of Official Language
Power Finance Corporation (PFC) received the prestigious ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar’ in the ‘A’ category for the year 2022-23. PFC secured the third position in this category.
Received by: Smt. Parminder Chopra, representing PFC.
PNB Wins Rajbhasha Kirti First Prize at Hindi Diwas
Punjab National Bank, nation’s leading public sector bank, was honoured with the Rajbhasha Kirti First Prize for the year 2022-23.
The Bank was also awarded the Rajbhasha Kirti Second prize for the year 2022-23 for their in-house magazine “PNB Pratibha.”
Received by: PNB MD & CEO, Shri Atul Kumar Goel.
Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) won the ‘Rajbhasha Kirti’ first prize
Received by: Shri Nand Lal Sharma, Chairman of Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), received the highly esteemed first prize in the ‘B’ region at the Rajbhasha Kirti Awards.
IOB was awarded the coveted ‘Rajbhasha Kirti’
On the occasion of Hindi Diwas on September 14, 2023, Tamil Nadu based Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) was awarded the coveted ‘Rajbhasha Kirti’ (First Prize) for the third consecutive year.
Received by: Shri Ajay Kumar Srivastava, Managing Director & CEO, Indian Overseas Bank
IOB received a second honour at the event, wherein its in-house magazine ‘Vani‘ was also awarded the ‘Rajbhasha Kirti’ (First Prize) for official language implementation.
The bank has received awards from the Government of India for its outstanding contribution to and implementation of the official language in conferences organised at Surat and Varanasi earlier.
Central Bank of India awarded with Rajbhasha Kirti Award from GOI
Received by: Shri. M. V. Rao MD & CEO, Central Bank of India.
Bank of Baroda Bags Government Of India’s Prestigious Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar
Bank of Baroda, a leading public sector bank, was awarded with the ‘Second Prize’ under the ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar’ Scheme of the Government of India for the year 2022-23 in the Nationalized Banks category for the second consecutive time.
Received by: BOB’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Debadatta
Note: i.Town Official Language Implementation Committee (Bank) Vadodara and Varanasi working under the convenorship of the Bank received First and Second prizes in linguistic region B and A respectively.
ii.Bank’s mobile banking application bob World is available in 12 Indian languages including Hindi. The Bank’s WhatsApp Banking service is available in English as well as Hindi and Gujarati languages.
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited awarded Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar
The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, awarded the prestigious Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar (second prize) to Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) for the “implementation of official language under public sector undertakings in Region ‘C’” for the years 2022–23.
Received by : BCPL Chairman Sandeep Kumar Gupta.
CAG bags “First” Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar for ‘outstanding implementation’ of Official Language Policy
Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) awarded for Outstanding implementation of Official Language Policy in the “Ministry/Department category” with more than 300 personnel for the year 2022-23.
Received by: Sh. Bhawani Shankar Director General (Rajbhasha) of the CAG office, Pune, Maharashtra.
Initiatives by CAG: i.The CAG had formed a committee for the better implementation of Rajbhasha policies in ‘Hindi Pakhwada 2022’.
ii.In order to create awareness about official work through Hindi language and to accelerate the usage of Hindi, “Hindi Pakhwada 2023” is being organized in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India from 14th September, 2023 to 29th September, 2023.
14th Comptroller and Auditor General of India: Shri G.C. Murmu
Details of all Raj Bhasha Kirti Puraskar, 2022-23:
|Ministries/Departments||Ministries where number of staff is less than 300||Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare||First|
|Ministry of Culture||Second|
|Animal Husbandry Department||Third|
|Ministries where number of staff is more than 300||Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India(CAG)||First|
|Department of Posts||Second|
|Agricultural Co-operation and Farmers Welfare Department||Third|
|Public Sector Undertakings||Undertakings in ‘A’ Region||Gail India Ltd, Delhi||First|
|Hill India Ltd, Delhi||Second|
|PFC Ltd., Delhi||Third|
|Undertakings in ‘B’ Region||Indian Export Credit Guarantee Corporation Limited, , Mumbai||First|
|Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Mumbai,Maharashtra||Second|
|Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, Mumbai||Third|
|Undertakings in ‘C’ Region||National Steel Corporation Limited, Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh.||First|
|Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited(BCPL), Dibrugarh,Assam||Second|
|Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL), Bengaluru,Karnataka||Third|
|Boards/Autonomous Bodies/Trusts etc.||Undertakings in ‘A’ Region||National Council of Hotel Management and catering Technology(NCHMCT), , Noida,,Uttar Pradesh||First|
|Oil Industry Development Board, Noida||Second|
|Central Ayurvedic Research Council, Delhi||Third|
|Undertakings in ‘B’ Region||Bhakra Trust Board or Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), Chandigarh||First|
|National Dairy Development Board, Gujarat||Second|
|Central Salt and Ocean Chemical Research Institute,Bhavnagar,Gujarat.||Third|
|Undertakings in ‘C’ Region||Damodar Ghat corporation, Kolkata,West Bengal||First|
|Commodity Products Export Development Authority, Kochi,Kerala||Second|
|Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India||Third|
|Nationalized banks||where number of staff is less than 800||Indian Overseas Bank||First|
|Bank of Maharashtra||Second|
|where number of staff is less than 800||Punjab national Bank||First|
|Bank Of Baroda||Second|
|Central Bank of India||Third|
|In House Hindi Magazines||A region||Rajbhasha “Vimarsh”, [Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi]||First|
|PNB “Pratibha”, Punjab National Bank, New Delhi||Second|
|B region||Mahabank “Pragati”, Bank of Maharashtra, Pune||First|
|Rajbhasha “Gunjan”, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Mumbai||Second|
|C region||“Vaani”, Indian oversea Bank, Chennai||First|
|“Suvigya”, Krishi Anusandhan, and Robotik Yantra Kendra, Bangalore||Second|
Note: Hindi Diwas is observed annually on September 14th. On this day in 1949, Hindi was declared as the official language of the Union, as per Article 343 of the Constitution. The script for Hindi is Devanagari, and Article 351 provides directives for the promotion and development of the Hindi language.