The Public Sector Governance Board established the Jit Gill Memorial Award for Outstanding Public Service in 2004, following the tragic and untimely loss of our colleague Jit Gill, a dedicated leader in public sector governance and integrity. The Award honors the memory of Jit Gill by celebrating the achievements of distinguished individuals who have clearly demonstrated the highest ideals of public service and effectively translated these ideals into innovative public sector reforms. It is envisioned as an inspirational tool for World Bank colleagues and clients, to recognize and encourage outstanding public service innovations.
The Award was presented during the 2006 PREM Week (April 25-26, 2006) to Hon. Jana Dubovcova, District Court Chief Justice of the Slovak Republic, Mr. Joseph Rugumyamhet, Permanent Secretary of Tanzania, and Dr. Samuel Paul, Founder-Chairman of the Public Affairs Centre in India.
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Nominations are open to individuals working at or having retired from national public organizations, non-governmental organizations or civil society. Eligible individuals should have:
1. A sustained track record of public service;
2. Proven leadership and innovation which has enhanced public service efficiency and effectiveness;
3. Demonstrated the highest standards of professional ethics, dedication and client orientation; and
4. Inspired and influenced public servants in promoting honesty, integrity, and accountability in public service.