Nagaland government has owned United Nations' Public Service Awards for promoting community participation by handing over the ownership and management of schools, hospitals, electricity, water supply and tourism to the villagers.
The award coming under the category of fostering participation in policy-making decisions through innovative mechanism would be given on June 23 at New York, Chief Minister's office said in a release.
Nagaland government is the lone winner in Asia Pacific region. It is one of the 12 awards selected globally in various areas of public services.
This was communicated to the Chief Minister's office by Union Steel Secretary and former Nagaland Chief Secretary R S Pandey, the brain behind the programme.
Keeping in view that the Naga society still possesses strong community spirit, communitization of public services was introduced in 2002 instead of privatization, resulting in improvement in delivery system in rural areas.