Steel secy R S Pandey receives UNPS Award

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New Delhi, Jun 24 (UNI) Secretary Ministry of Steel R S Pandey has received the prestigious United Nations Public Service Award for a unique programme of communitisation of Public Institutions and Services in Nagaland.

The Award was presented at the UN Head Quarters in New York last night to mark the Public Service Day.

The programme of communitisation of Public Institutions and Services was conceptualised and implemented by Mr Pandey during 2002-04 when he was Chief Secretary to Government of Nagaland.

The programme has resulted in significant improvement in Government provided basic services in the area of elementary education, public health and power utilities.

Mr Pandey has also won the Civil Service Award for his contribution to governance through this innovative programme.

He headed a three-member delegation including the present Chief Secretary to the Government of Nagaland Lalhuma and Mr V Sakhri, Secretary to Government of Nagaland which received the Award.

The Award consists of a trophy and a certificate.

Mr Pandey is a 1972 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer of Nagaland cadre. He has held several important positions including that of Secretary Ministry of Steel since July 26, 2006.

There are twelve winners from different parts of the world this year including the Communitization programme from India. The award is considered as the most prestigious recognition of excellence in the public services, a Steel Ministry release here said. UNI BBS SR NS1956

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