The National Awards Committee has announced revisions to the policy governing the presentation of the National Awards and its decision to open the awards for nominations on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
The committee made the announcement on Wednesday.
According to the revised policy, individuals aged 60 and older can now submit nominations to the National Awards of Recognition, which were previously barred.
The revision also allows companies, non-governmental organizations, and associations with a service history of over 35 years to apply for the National Award of Honor.
Furthermore, the committee introduced two new categories to the National Awards: culinary arts and engineering.
Recipients of the National Award of Recognition—individuals, companies, and organizations—with a service history of over 35 years can submit applications for the National Award of Honor, 10 years after receipt of the National Award of Recognition.
According to the committee, individual nominees for the National Award of Recognition must have a minimum of seven years of service, while companies and organizations with a service history of over ten years will be eligible for the awards.
This year, the National Awards will be presented at the official function to mark Independence Day.