Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar

  • Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar
  • To facilitate the Non Resident Indians who are natives of Uttar Pradesh and have done commendable job in a specific genre in Uttar Pradesh/Abroad, a Guiding Principle/Manual has been created through Notification to reward NRIs with Pravasi Bhartiya Uttar Pradesh Ratna Puraskar’. Uttar Pradesh Ratna Puraskar is given to NRIs for their notable & distinguished contribution in following genres:

    • Science
    • Technology
    • Culture
    • Medical
    • Education
    • Social Service
    • Commerce
    • Other genres which are being specified by the state government from time to time.

    Following are the eligibility:

    • Should be the native resident of Uttar Pradesh.
    • NRI must have received recognition at National & International level on the basis of undisputed criteria in his/her respective genre/field for his work and achievements. Provided that, the basis of the selection of the NRI receiving the award and honor, will be their overall achievement and contribution to the respective discipline.
    • In special and exceptional circumstances, relaxation can be provided by Hon’ble Chief Minister in the merit eligibility criteria of specific NRIs.
    • Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar will not be given to the person who is culprit to moral turpitude.
    • Uttar Pradesh Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar received through fraud will be withdrawn.

    As per the selection procedure, application form can be received online through website upnri.com and other ways.

    Screening Committee:-

    S.No. Designation Member
    Principal Secretary,  NRI Department, U.P. Government Chairman
    Secretary/Special Secretary, Pravasi Vibhag, U.P. Government Member Secretary
    Joint Executive Director, Udyog Bandhu Member

    In point (6) of Manual, process for selection of Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar is mentioned, according to which inspection of nomination received upto the specific date will be done by Joint Executive Director, Udyog Bandhu, Uttar Pradesh and after doing inspection all nomination applications will be categorized according to the genre/field. Thereafter, Joint Executive Director, Udyog Bandhu, Uttar Pradesh will present the genre-wise details before the Screening Committee for consideration. According to point (7) of Selection of Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar Manual, after the meeting of Screening Committee held under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, NRI Department, Uttar Pradesh Government, Secretary, Screening Committee will present the details of nomination and list before the Selection Committee for consideration.

    According to Guiding Principle (First Amendment)-2018 Ratna Puraskar will be given once to any person in his lifetime which means application of awardees (who have already won the Ratna Puraskar) will not be entertained and considered further.

    Latest amendment in Selection Committee in Notification No. 425/93-19-03NRI/2014, dated 02.09.2019 (प/स) for Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar is as following:

    S.No. Designation Member
      Hon’ble Minister, NRI Department, U.P. Government Chairman
      Principal Secretary, NRI Department Member
      Principal Secretary, Higher Education Department Member
      Principal Secretary, Culture Department Member
      Principal Secretary, Electronics Department Member
      Principal Secretary, Medical Health and Family Welfare Department Member
      Principal Secretary, Tourism Department Member
      Officer, nominated from OIA (Overseas of Indian Affairs) Division by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India Member
      Officer, nominated from Conference Division by Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India Member
      Secretary or Special Secretary, NRI Department  

    Award:-

    NRIs being felicitated under Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar are provided with Angavastram with Citation and Memento. No cash prize is given in form of reward.

    Remark- Proper arrangements of accommodation and flight fare (Business Class) for the awardees arriving for felicitation ceremony are made.

    In point (5) of Guiding Principle/Manual for Ratna Puraskar, it is clearly mentioned that Uttar Pradesh Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar received through fraud will be withdrawn.

    From the starting year (2016) of Award distribution, till date, selection procedure is undisputedly conducted as per the above manual.

    Details of selections in recent years

    Date 04-06 January, 2016 First Pravasi Divas (Agra)

    Number of personalities selected – 16

    S.No. Name Country
      Ms. Alka Bhatnagar USA
      Shri Ashook K Ramsaran USA
      Shri Basdeo Panday Trinidad
      Dr. Ataat R. Khan Saudi Arab
      Dr. Krishan Kumar USA
      Dr. Nandini Tandon USA
      Dr. Rajen Prasad New Zealand
      Dr. Rajindre Tewari Netherlands
      Dr. Shri Nath Singh USA
      Shri Frank F Islam US
      Shri Nadeem Akhtar Tarin UAE
      Prof. Rajesh Chandra Fiji
      Ms. Suman Kapoor New Zealand
      Ms. Talat F Hasan USA
      Ms. Kanwal Rekhi USA
      Lord Khalid Hameed UK

    Date 04-06 January, 2017 Second Pravasi Divas (Lucknow)

    Number of personalities selected – 16

    S.No. Name Country Subject
      Prof. Dr. Piyush Goyal UK Science
      Prof. Gyanendra Kumar Singapore Technology
      Ms. Aditi Srivastava USA Culture
      Shri Ajesh Maharaj South Africa Medical
      Shri Sher Bahadur Singh USA Education
      Ms. Tabassum Mansoor Libya Education
      Shri Shrikrishna K. Pandey USA Social Service
      Ms. Pratibha Shalini Tiwari USA Social Service
      Ms. Veena Bhatnagar Fiji Social Service
      Shri Jatin K. Agarwal USA Commerce
      Shri Vinod Gupta USA Commerce
      Shri V.S. Nai Pal Trinidad and Tobago Other (Writer)
      Shri Rajiv Bhamri USA Other (Journalism)
      Shri Suresh Chandra Shukla Norway Other (Journalism)
      Dr. Satish Rai Australia Other (Education)
      Dr. Sudhir Rathore UK Medical

    10 Personalities selected in NRI Session conducted on 22 February, 2018 during U.P. Investors Summit-2018

    • Dr. Sanhita Agnihotri, Chicago, America
    • Shri Gyaneshwar Anand, Athens, Greece
    • Ms. Madhulika Ra Chauhan, China
    • Dr. Sanjay Mehrotra, Japan
    • Dr. Tarun Pandey, America
    • Shri Ravi Rai, Singapore
    • Dr. Ankit Sarin, America
    • Shri Arun Srivastava, America
    • Ms. Divya Tuli, London, UK
    • Pt. Gyan Prakash Upadhyayay, America

    List of personalities (08) felicitated from “Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar” on the occasion of “Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas” concluded as State Session on 21.01.19 in 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas-2019 (Varanasi):-

    S.No. Country Name Native Resident Genre/Field
      New York, USA Ms. Yoshita Singh Lucknow Journalism & Other
      USA Shri Hari B. Bindal Agra Environment, Technology, Literature and other
      South Korea Shri Dhananjay Singh Prayagraj Technology
      Libya Shri Ariful Islam Aligarh Social Service
      Botswana Shri Jamal Ahmad Bijnor Commerce & Other
      USA Shri Sanjeev Rajaura Ghaziabad Politics & Social Service
       Moscow, Russia Dr. Rameshwar Singh Sultanpur Politics, Culture and other
      California, USA Shri Amit I. Srivastava Lucknow Social Service

    Remark: First Amendment dated 01 May, 2018 in Manual/Guiding Principle states maximum number for Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Bhartiya Ratna Puraskar is 08.

    S.No. Start Date End Date
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    Note: You will be notified when the application for the award starts.



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