Gfiles Governance Awards


Gfiles recognises the contribution of Civil Services officers who have done an exemplary work in nation building over the past decade. gfiles has been honouring distinguished Civil Servants through its ‘gfiles Governance Awards’ ( for their contributions towards governance, social change and public administration since 2012.
The present award is an attempt to recognize excellence in governance by an independent jury comprising former bureaucrats of unmatched standing backed by the credibility and goodwill of gfiles.
The aim is to recognize people with consistent performance of the highest standards and those who have made a major contribution to Indian Society. Every individual, howsoever humble, deserves to be patted on the back, recognized and appreciated for good work once in a while. Many people, however, end up as unsung heroes. An award can work wonders on the morale of the person getting the award and motivate him/her to work even harder and set a positive example for others to follow. Doing good work does not mean doing great and earth-shaking things; sometimes performing the same mundane duties with a different approach can also make all the difference. All hope is not lost, though. Quite a few people working in various Government departments are also doing a really good job. If we can identify such people and recognize their selfless service and contribution to nation building…the good work would get better.



Gfiles is the country’s first independent magazine written, designed and produced for India’s civil services—the vast and formidable network of bureaucracies and public sector organisations that provide continuity and stability to this nation’s governance since April 2017. Every month this niche market product reaches 76,800 individuals with a universe of more than 3,50,000 readers.
Its exclusive audience consists of the men and women who lead the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the Indian Foreign Service (IFS), the Indian Police Service (IPS), the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), Class I Union Services, as well as a host of Allied Services.
Gfiles magazine is edited by India’s senior most journalists who have made an intensive study of the reading preferences of decision makers and implementers in government services. The magazine—with substantial contributions from serving and retired officers—is uniquely designed to engage the bureaucrat’s attention in the entire content. It has therefore been divided into sections according to the specific reading needs of this target audience. While these readers flip through newspapers and general magazines, they read gfiles from page to page. This is because gfiles magazine provides not only exclusive news unavailable anywhere else in the media or the Internet, but also focuses exclusively on the future, anticipating events and developments. It contains detailed, extensive, and accurate reports about transfers and postings. It features interviews, case studies, snippets, retirement profiles, financial planning advice, political changes, as well as birthdays and alumni tracking.

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Prabhat Kumar

Former Cabinet Secretary, Govt. of India


Ashwani Lohani

Former Chairman Railway Board , CMD Air India


Anil Razdan

Former Secretary

MB Kaushal

Mukun Behari Kaushal

Former Secretary Internal Security



The Lifetime Achievement Award is intended for a personality with at least 20 years of documented accomplishments in the field of governance who have had a significant impact on a large number of individuals, organizations and society at large.

Meet the Lifetime Achievement Award Winners


The award is presented to an individual, or organisation which has made a significant contribution to promoting further improvements. Such contributions can have been made either by a specific activity or over a period of time.

Meet the Excellent Contribution Award Winners


The Exceptional Contribution Award is constituted for those civil servants, who have done exceptional work to serve the society. It may be a new governance module, scheme, and action, which has resulted into a transformation of society at large. Nominations will remain on file and will be considered in each of the next three award cycles after submission.

Meet the Exception Contribution Award Winners


The special award is constituted especially by the Jury. The IAS fraternity, Central Government Employees and Civil Services member are invited to nominate individuals, they feel are deserving of a Special Jury Award. Nominations will remain on file and will be considered in each of the next three award cycles after submission. Self-nominations are not accepted.

Meet the Special Jury Award Winners


The Gfiles Awards honors outstanding contributors in the entire civil services sector. The awards are segmented in four categories and nominations can be submitted by Individuals, organizations or their representatives, as long as due approval for submitting the entry has been received from all the parties concerned. We count nominations for each category as one entry and you can register multiple entries together. Here’s how you can submit your entry:


The IAS fraternity, Central Government Employees and Civil Services member are invited to nominate individuals, The form of a nomination, must include a detailed description of the nominee’s contributions be submitted through the official nomination form. Nominations will remain on file and will be considered in each of the next three award cycles after submission. Self-nominations are not accepted.



The most important part of your entry is a 250-500 words description in bullet form summarising the key points of your entry. This will help us in providing an overview to the jury for a better understanding of your nomination.

Main Entry:

A crisp and to-the-point write-up would more than suffice to take this ahead. All the salient points related to the selected category should be covered in the main entry

Supporting Material:

You should provide separately any other elements, preferably brief, that support your nomination. These may include case studies, reports.




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The Governance Awards will be given to Serving & Retired:

If you think your department / organisation has done a commendable or outstanding performance in the field of governance. Please, mail the details of your officer / organisation on


Nominations Open

August 15, 2022

Last Date for Entry Submission

November 10, 2022

Shortlist Announcement

November 15, 2022

Jury Meet

November 2022

Awards Day

December 19 2022


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    gfiles instituted ‘Governance Awards’ under the aegis of ‘Gfiles Foundation’ to honour the civil servants and professionals works in different domains across India in 2012. gfiles Governance Awards have been bestowed to 68 top ranking civil servants (IAS, IPS, IFS, IES,IRS etc) since 2012.
    Going ahead, we will be institutionalising honouring people from different walks of life who have contributed to making this nation a model democracy in the world. Our future awards will be in the field of Education, Arts, Science, Economics, Literature, Promotion of Peace, and Social Service, to name a few. We would like you to associate with Gfiles Foundation for making this a reality.
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      (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions

      A : The competition is open to anyone working as a Civil Servant like IAS, IPS, IRS, IDAS, and other allied services of Central Government and State Government.
      A : NO. Even, the jury members aren’t allowed to judge the work of their own friends and acquaintances.

      A : Nominations Open: 10th August 2022
      Last Date for Entry Submission: 30th October 2022
      Shortlist Announcement: 15th November 2022
      Jury Meet: November 2022
      Awards Day : 9th December 2022

      A : You can submit as many entries as you like, and there is no restriction on the number of categories you can enter.

      A : Create an Account/ Register yourself
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           Select Categories
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      Terms & Conditions

      • Entries in all categories must be submitted in English language.
      • All the entries will be collected and collated by the Gfiles Awards team. Only those entries which are duly filled and submitted by nominees and verified by the process partner will be considered for the awards.
      • Incomplete entry forms or the forms with incorrect details will not be considered.
      • The uploaded document should be no longer than five pages or slides. Documents in only PDF format will be accepted.
      • The organisers are entitled to modify the content of the website without prior notice. Applicants are requested to keep themselves updated at regular intervals.
      • The Awards organiser may move entries to more appropriate categories, if necessary. However, the jury may not be allowed to move entries between categories during the judging process.
      • An entry will be deemed accepted only when an automated confirmation mail is sent by the Awards organiser.
      • We presume that all the entries submitted to us are based on original work. The submission of an entry guarantees that the entry is original. If an entry is found to be plagiarized, it will be disqualified..
      • The organiser of The Gfiles Awards is a mere custodian of the initiative. At no stage of the jury meetings from the Awards organiser team be a part of the decision-making process.
      • All shortlisted entries may not become final winners.

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