Chandigarh has been conferred with the Prime Minister Award for Excellence in Public Administration among ‘UT Category’ Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana. Deputy Commissioner Ajit Balaji Joshi received the award from Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a ceremony held in New Delhi on the occasion of Civil Services Day . Chandigarh got the award for Jan Dhan Yojana, Balrampur district of Chhattisgarh for soil health schemes , Bikaner and Sikkim for clean India programme & Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh for soil health programmes. The PM Awards for Excellence in Public Administration have been instituted with a view to acknowledging, recognising and rewarding the extraordinary and innovative work done by officers of the Central and state governments for the welfare of common citizen. Addressing civil servants, the Prime Minister said the awarded districts should be an inspiration for other districts. He said all elements of administrative system, big or small, should become an agent of change for others. He asked the civil servants to engage with society, as they deal and work for people. “It is important to create trust among people in all districts of the states. We should work to overcome all obstacles,” the Prime Minister said, adding that “let us create an atmosphere where everyone can contribute. The energy of 125 crore Indians will take the nation ahead".