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Highlights of Raj Bhasha Kirti Puraskar 2022-23

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Raj Bhasha Kirti Puraskar, 2022-23The 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.

Key points:

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 ‘Vaniwas also awarded theRajbhasha 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/DepartmentsMinistries where number of staff is less than 300Department of Pension and Pensioners WelfareFirst
Ministry of CultureSecond
Animal Husbandry DepartmentThird
Ministries where number of staff is more than 300Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India(CAG)First
Department of PostsSecond
Agricultural Co-operation and Farmers Welfare DepartmentThird
Public Sector UndertakingsUndertakings in ‘A’ RegionGail India Ltd, DelhiFirst
Hill India Ltd, DelhiSecond
PFC Ltd., DelhiThird
Undertakings in ‘B’ RegionIndian Export Credit Guarantee Corporation Limited, , MumbaiFirst
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Mumbai,MaharashtraSecond
Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, MumbaiThird
Undertakings in ‘C’ RegionNational Steel Corporation Limited, Visakhapatnam,Andhra Pradesh.First
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited(BCPL), Dibrugarh,AssamSecond
Bharat Electronics Limited(BEL), Bengaluru,KarnatakaThird
Boards/Autonomous Bodies/Trusts etc.Undertakings in ‘A’ RegionNational Council of Hotel Management and catering Technology(NCHMCT), , Noida,,Uttar PradeshFirst
Oil Industry Development Board, NoidaSecond
Central Ayurvedic Research Council, DelhiThird
Undertakings in ‘B’ RegionBhakra Trust Board or Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), ChandigarhFirst
National Dairy Development Board, GujaratSecond
Central Salt and Ocean Chemical Research Institute,Bhavnagar,Gujarat.Third
Undertakings in ‘C’ RegionDamodar Ghat corporation, Kolkata,West BengalFirst
Commodity Products Export Development Authority, Kochi,KeralaSecond
Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of IndiaThird
Nationalized bankswhere number of staff is less than 800Indian Overseas BankFirst
Bank of MaharashtraSecond
UCO BankThird
where number of staff is less than 800Punjab national BankFirst
Bank Of BarodaSecond
Central Bank of IndiaThird
In House Hindi MagazinesA regionRajbhasha “Vimarsh”, [Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi]First
PNB “Pratibha”, Punjab National Bank, New DelhiSecond
B regionMahabank “Pragati”, Bank of Maharashtra, PuneFirst
Rajbhasha “Gunjan”, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, MumbaiSecond
C regionVaani, Indian oversea Bank, ChennaiFirst
Suvigya”, Krishi Anusandhan, and Robotik Yantra Kendra, BangaloreSecond

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.