• Person to be citizen of India
  • No bar on caste or religion
  • Age above 80 years
  • A successful career during pre-retirement period
  • A notable contribution to the welfare of society and thereby achieving eminence including national or international recognition for professional excellence and or social contribution
  • Additional weightage: oldest-old; ageing-related work; social work done after 60 years of age; contributions to society not yet recognised at national or international level
  • All other conditions remaining equal, women candidate/s will be given preference

Selection Process

  • Call for nominations. The Advisory Committee reserves the right to include the name of any candidate nominated in the previous years.
  • Scrutiny of the names and short listing by the Advisory Committee
  • Final short listed names along with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee to be viewed by the Jury
  • Final decision of the Jury
  • Presentation of the Award
  • The decision of the Jury is final. Candidate canvassing in any form would be disqualified.

Important Dates

  • Call for Nominations: July 2017
  • Last date for Submission of Completed Nomination Form/s: 18th August 2017
  • Jury Meeting: September 2017
  • Announcement of the Name of Awardee/s: September 2017
  • Award Ceremony: 1st October 2017