New Delhi: The Centre has launched an interactive dashboard of all Padma awardees between 1954 and 2016, allowing users to explore details about the winners. This marks another major step in the government’s efforts to bring transparency and people engagement into the Padma Award process, official sources said.
The government has already received over 1700 nominations and the last date of nomination is September 15.
The website, www.padmaawards.gov.in enables a user to understand, explore and analyse all Padma awardees--who was awarded what award, in which year, and belonging to which state and profession.
The sophisticated data visualisation engine processes complex data of around 4400 awardees till date, into a simple and intuitive format, empowering the user to understand and engage. The government has already allowed Indians to recommend any achiever for the prestigious Padma Awards as it threw open the nomination process to general public to make it transparent and curb the crony culture of influence and lobbying.
The nominations can be made online, but the nominators would be required to furnish their Aadhaar details for authenticity and accountability. The government has already received over 1700 nominations and the last date of nomination is September 15.