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Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA)

Posted on: February 04, 2020 | Back | Print

Ministry has begun preparations for the next edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in January, 2021.  Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is conferred on a Person of Indian Origin and Non-Resident Indians or an organisation/institution established and run by a PIO/NRI who has made significant contribution in any one of the following fields:

For achievements abroad

(a)       Better understanding of India;

(b)       Support to India’s causes and concerns in a tangible way;

(c)       Building closer links between India, the overseas Indian community and their country of residence

(d)       Social and humanitarian causes in India or abroad;

(e)       Welfare of the local Indian community;

(f)        Philanthropic and charitable work;

(g)       Eminence in one’s field or outstanding work, which has enhanced India’s prestige in the      country of residence; or

(h)       Eminence in skills which has enhanced India’s prestige in that country (for non-professional workers);

For achievements within India

(a)       Philanthropic investments and charitable work in India;

(b)       For contributions made towards India’s development;

  1. Guidelines/Gazette notification governing the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award are attached.  Please send nomination to the Consulate (cca.cgisf@mea.gov.in). by March 01, 2020.
  2. There is also a system for self-nomination. Any individual/organization having the eligibility criteria for PBSA has the option to send his/her nomination directly to the Ministry by email to pbsaward@mea.gov.in

Nomination form (pdf format)
Gazette notification for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) 31st August, 2018.Gazette Notification