Chief Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Wasmo for wining Water and Sanitation Management Organization (WASMO) of Government of Gujarat has been declared winner for ‘United Nations Public Service Award –2009’ under the category for “Fostering participation in policy-making decisions through innovative mechanisms” for “Institutionalization of Community Managed Drinking Water Supply Programme and User Level Water Quality”.
It is an internationally acclaimed Award being conferred by the United Nations, Division for Public Economic and Public Administration, New York, for recognizing the significant contribution made by the organization to improve the public administration.
The award and certificate was presented to Chief Minister by Shri V S Gadhvi in his Gandhinagar CM office. On this occasion the Minister of Water Supply Shri Nitin Bhai Patel was also present.
Chief Minister, Gujarat State and Minister for Water Supply, Shei. Nitinbhai Patel have congratulated Shri V.S. Gadhavi, Secretary, Water Supply, Chief Executive Officer, WASMO Shri Jaipal Singh, all WASMO staff and the partner Non-
Government Organisations on this achievement.
The United Nations, while congratulating WASMO have conveyed the following message:
“I am pleased to congratulate your organization on winning the 2009 United Nations Public Service Award in the category of “Fostering participation in policymaking
decisions through innovative mechanisms” for the “Institutionalization of Community Managed Drinking Water Supply Programme and User Level Water Quality. Water and Sanitation Management Organization (WASMO)”. Your outstanding achievement has demonstrated excellence in serving the public interest and I am sure it has made a significant contribution to the improvement of public administration in your country. It should be an inspiration and encouragement for others working for the public service. “
WASMO was also awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration last year.