The  Public Service Commission (PSC) is calling for nominations from  ministries and departments for the Fiji Civil Service Medal (CSM) award.

Government had agreed to the re-activation of the award of the  CSM with the concurrence of Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama early  this year.

PSC permanent secretary, Parmesh Chand said civil  servants may be awarded the CSM for distinguished devotion to duty and  outstanding achievement.

“A committee of permanent secretaries  for the CSM has been appointed and they have established a criterion for  screening and granting of the awards.

“The nominations  submitted need to have names of those civil servants who have served  with dedication, are committed to their work, have had excellent  attendance, have gone that extra mile, served with high example and hold  a position of responsibility. They need to have recorded outstanding  achievements, where the nominee has done something extraordinary to  further the interests of the public service,” Mr Chand said.

Mr  Chand said the names of nominees will be presented to the College of  Honour following concurrence of the Prime Minister as Minister  responsible for public service and the investiture will be done by the  President,  His Excellency Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.

Nominations  for the CSM will have to be submitted by permanent secretaries to PSC  permanent secretary, who is Chair of the CSM committee by 30 June, 2013.