On 15th of October 2016, which marked the 85th birth anniversary of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam the Centre celebrated the occasion by organizing India’s first of its kind award on innovations in governance space – under the banner of Dr. Kalam Innovation in Governance Awards or KIGA of which you were a recepient. This summit and award was a step in the direction of exploring how can be the cutting-edge technology, 21st century management and out-of-box thinking, transform the role and impact of governance in India and across the world. Over 60 senior bureaucrats, police officers, administrators and business body leaders participated in this summit and shared their views on improving governance and administration with the audience.

Continuing on the missions of Dr. Kalam, the Centre will be organizing the 2nd Edition of the Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Summit on Innovation in Governance in December 2017 in New Delhi where about 150 most innovative public services personnel, including IAS, IPS officers, PSU leaders, business body leaders and administrative studies related researchers and academicians shall be participating.

During the summit, we will initiate plenary discussions on three tracks: Smart Habitation –

Innovating Cities and Invigorating Villages; Innovation in Public Service Delivery; E-governance and Digital Life. The summit will also feature the 2nd edition of Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for Innovation in Governance to be presented to selected individuals and institutions for their exemplary work in improving governance and delivering value to the citizens. These awards will be presented across various categories including Education, Healthcare, Sanitation & Nutrition, Security & Safety, Environment, Women & Child Welfare, Banking Economics & Finance, Rural Development & Agriculture, Social Welfare, Energy, International Contribution and Technology, IT & Enterprise and Infrastructure. To evaluate the nominations, we have established a highly accomplished panel of jury, comprising of key personalities from different walks of life.

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