The National Awards Committee has announced that submissions for the newly proposed National Award for Public Service will be accepted from May 30 through August 12.
Citizens who have served the country for more than 35 years and have been recognized as hardworking and steadfast employees are given the National Award for Public Service. When considering nominations, the awards committee will assess the nominees’ work quality as well as their contributions to the advancement of their respective professions. The award will also recognize the finalists’ individual accomplishments and is equivalent in status to the coveted National Award of Honor. The awardees would receive a commemorative shield, badge, and plaque.
Nominees must not have any convictions or current investigations for major offences, as defined by section 22 of the Maldives Criminal Procedure Act, according to the National Awards Committee. The committee emphasized that it would scrutinize all nominees’ criminal records and if they had been convicted of any crimes, including corruption or abuse of power.
People who have already earned awards under the Maldives Honor Act, such as the National Award of Honor and/or the National Award of Special Achievement in honor of workplace excellence or achievements connected to their employment, are not eligible for nomination.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih will present the National Award for Public Service to the winners during the formal ceremony marking Republic Day 2021.