National Gopal Ratna Award-2022
Established in : 2017
Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying
i. To motivate farmers to take up productivity enhancement of indigenous breeds of milch animals in a scientific manner.
ii. To motivate Artificial insemination Technicians to take up 100% AI coverage, under Rashtriya Gokul Mission ( RGM).
iii. To motivate Cooperative and Milk producer Companies to grow and to instill competitive spirit.
i. Farmers maintaining any of the recognized indigenous breeds out of 50 breed of cattle and 17 breeds of buffaloes shall be eligible to apply for award.
ii. AI technicians of the State/UT Livestock Development Board/State /Milk Federations /NGO's and other private organizations having undergone AI training for a minimum of 90 days shall be eligible to apply for the award.
iii. A Cooperative society/Milk Producer Company (MPC)/ Farmer Producer Organization (FPO) engaged in Dairy activities set up at village level and is registered under Cooperative Act/ Companies Act collecting at least 100 litres of milk per day and having at least 50 farmer member/milk producer member.
The National Gopal Ratna Award consists of a Certificate of merit, a memento and amount in each category as under:
Rs. 5,00,000/-(Rupee five lakh only) -1st rank
Rs. 3,00,000/- (Rupee three lakh only) -2nd rank
Rs. 2,00,000/- (Rupee two lakh only) -3rd rank
No. of Awardees :
A total of 9 awards are given each year (3 awards in each Category).
Who can nominate? :
i. Self Nomination for individuals is allowed for Best Farmer Dairy and Best Artificial Insemination Technician (AIT).
ii. Self Nomination for organisation is allowed for Best Dairy Cooperative/Milk producer Company/ Dairy Farmer producer Organisation.
Selection Process :
i. The applications received at MHA website will be preliminary screened by Quality Council of India (QCI) or any other agency hired. The agency will score the applications as per evaluation/score card provided by DAHD and recommend best 20 applications in each category to the Award Screening Committee constituted by DAHD. Field visit /verification of all shortlisted applications will be undertaken through NDDB/any other agency identified by DAHD.
ii. The Award Screening Committee, DAHD shall sort out best applicants (preferably 5 in each category) and recommend the same to National Award Committee (NAC).
iii. The Committee may, if required, carry out physical verification/ seek live video footage, by involving Central/state/NDDB officials or hire an external agencies. The Committee may in its satisfaction seek document proofs necessary for screening. For this purpose, the expenditure will be met from the budget provision of RGM scheme.
iv. The Committee shall decide the methodology and criteria for screening. The Committee shall maintain the confidentiality on selection of candidates for awards till the names of awardees are announced officially.
v. The Screening Committee shall reserve the right to reject application, decide on number of awardees to be recommended.
vi. The Non-Official members of Screening Committee shall be entitled for TA/DA as per General Finance Rules.
Ceremony Details :
i. The announcement of the names of the awardees in each category shall be announced by Hon'ble Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & dairying on 31st October 2022 (Birthday of Shri Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel).
ii. The award ceremony will be held on National Milk day, 26th November 2022 at a place decided by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying.
iii. Hon'ble Prime Minister/ Hon'ble DAHD Minister to present the awards as per availability.
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