Nominations in the prescribed format are invited from all parts of our country, with the help of administrators, legislators, bureaucrats, educationists, media , social workers and parliamentarians. Over 10000 letters are mailed to them for the purpose. Advertisements are also published in newspapers inviting nominations.Nominations are received every year from almost all states in the country. The nominations are shortlisted by a Short listing committeeconsistingof the following members
1.Shri D K Oza , IAS (Retd.)
2. Shri P Shankar, IAS
3. Shri Naresh Gupta ,IAS (Retd.)
4. Shri Kailashmull Dugar
5.Shri Sugalchand Jain Trustee
6. Shri Vinodh Kumar Trustee
7.Shri P V Krishnamurthy IA & AS (Retd.) Hony. Executive Trustee
8.Shri K Nanda Kishore, IAS (Retd.), Advisor
The representatives of the Foundation visit the placesof serviceto obtain the first hand information, to examine details of the service rendered, to ascertain the overall genuineness and the positive impact their services have amongst the people they serve.
The detailed report is then placed before the Selection Jury, who evaluate and decide the awardees. The selection jury is headed by Justice Shri M. N. Venkatachaliah, Former Chief Justice of India.
The awards are conferred to the awardees in a formal function presented by eminent personalities like the President of India, the Vicepresident of India, the Governors etc.