The National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi has instituted National Awards for Innovation in Educational Administrations for District and Block Level Education Officers. The second award presentation function organized by NUEPA will be held on 10th December, 2015 in Nehru Memorial Museum and Library Auditorium, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi.
Some of the important National Awards of India
1. Indian Highest Awards (Civil)-
a. The Bharat Ratna: The highest award given for exceptional work for the advancement of art, literature and science and in recognition of public service of highest order.
b. The Padma Vibhushan: It is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including services rendered by Government servants.
c. The Padma Bhushan : It is awarded for distinguished service of high order in any field including services rendered by Government servants.
d. The Padma Shri: This award is given for distinguished service in any field including services rendered by the Government servants.
2. Military/Gallantry Awards
a. Param Vir Chakra: It is awarded for the most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour of self-sacrifice.
b. Maha Vir Chakra: It is the second highest decoration and is awarded for the act of conspicuous gallantry.
c. Vir Chakra: Falling third in order of merit, it is given for the acts of gallantry.
d. Ashoka Chakra: Awarded for acts of gallantry other than in the face of enemy.
3. Param Vishisht Seva Medal:It is awarded in recognition of the distinguished service of the most exceptional order.
4. Sahitya Akademi Award: for outstanding books in Indian languages and English.